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Schools Offering Emergency Medical Training Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Illinois receive emergency medical training certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,191 emergency medical technicians graduate from Illinois' 32 EMT schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a EMT program is Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences, which is located in Rock Island. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. 1 students graduated with a certificate in EMT from Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2010. Students at Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences paid $13,532 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a EMT program is Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll, which was ranked 80th in the country in 2010, is located in Fairfield. In 2010, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll graduated 36 students from its EMT program. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll charged in-state students $2,772 in tuition fees per year.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College, which is located in Mount Carmel, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a EMT program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. Students at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College paid $2,772 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois EMT school, average tuition will be $3,272 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,194 per year to $13,532 per year. In 2010, the EMT schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences - located in Rock Island, students are charged $13,532 per year
  2. College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
  3. Carl Sandburg College - located in Galesburg, students are charged $4,035 per year

The EMT schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

An EMT certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois EMT graduates become emergency medical technicians. 10,450 emergency medical technicians were working in Illinois in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois emergency medical technicians:

  1. Cook County - 6,500 emergency medical technicians
  2. Adams County - 750 emergency medical technicians
  3. Bureau County - 590 emergency medical technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of emergency medical technicians in Illinois will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 13,050 emergency medical technicians working in Illinois.

Salary

On average, emergency medical technicians earn $38,560 per year. But, salaries for emergency medical technicians can vary. In 2010, emergency medical technicians made as little as less than $16,140 per year or as much as more than $82,380 per year in Illinois. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for an emergency medical technician are:

  1. Cook County - $44,040 per year
  2. Lake County - $39,640 per year
  3. Kankakee County - $38,140 per year

An emergency medical technician in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Marshall County - $22,400 per year
  2. McLean County - $23,190 per year
  3. Clark County - $24,020 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in emergency medical training in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or paramedic, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Emergency Medical Training in Illinois
  • Certificate in Emergency Medical Training in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 10,450 $38,560 -16.7%
 

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