Shelbyville, TN has seven paramedic schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, the highest ranked school in this group with a paramedic program, has a total student population of 6,311. It is the 3055th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Paramedic students from Shelbyville schools who go on to become paramedics, EMTs, emergency medical service workers, emergency medical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 217,920 people working as emergency medical technicians and paramedics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,020. Also, Ambulance drivers and attendants make on average $23,140 per year and there are about 19,570 of them employed in the US today.
Shelbyville lies in Bedford county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area has 127,380 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $16.29/hr average worker wage, and a $33,890 average annual salary.
Of the 7 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Shelbyville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville comes out as the most expensive ($7,211/yr) for paramedic students, with Northeast Alabama Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Shelbyville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||82.6 miles|