Nevada contains one school that offers public safety programs. University of Nevada-Las Vegas has a total student population of 29,080 and is the 1903rd highest ranked school in America.
Public Safety students from Nevada schools who go on to become public safety dispatchers, public safety officials, public safety managers, public safety specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,090 people working as police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,470. Also, Emergency medical technicians and paramedics make on average $33,020 per year and there are about 217,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Nevada alone, there are 1,200 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $36,470. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $51,360/yr and there are 610 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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