Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has one public safety school within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Public Safety students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,640 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $42,180. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this area earn $50,370/yr and there are 570 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.403 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, and 1.166/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Washington-Seattle Campus ends up costing a student $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|