West Virginia contains eight schools that offer paramedic programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking paramedic school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 paramedic schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierpont Community and Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,661/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Paramedic students from West Virginia 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. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 760 employed ambulance drivers and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $18,180. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $23,860/yr and there are 2,080 employed.
Also, within the paramedic schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from paramedic, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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