Yakima, WA (population: 85,326) has one public safety school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Central Washington University has a total student population of 11,357. It is the 1601st highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Public Safety students from Yakima 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.
Yakima lies in Yakima county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Yakima area has 80,770 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $17.85/hr average worker wage, and a $37,140 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Washington University ends up costing a student $11,788/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Yakima|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||75.6 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||90.7 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||98.9 miles|