Paramedic in Illinois

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Schools Offering Paramedic Training Programs in Illinois


Around 0.3% of Illinois's graduates graduate from paramedic training certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,191 paramedics graduate from Illinois' 32 paramedic schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a paramedic program is Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Rock Island. 1 students graduated with a certificate in paramedic 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 with a paramedic program is Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll, which is located in Fairfield. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. 36 students graduated with certificate in paramedic from Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll in 2010. Tuition at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll was $2,772 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 paramedic program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with certificate in paramedic from Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College in 2010. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College charged in-state students $2,772 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' paramedic schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,272 per year, though tuition can range from $13,532 per year to $2,194 per year. In 2010, the paramedic 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 lowest tuition rates at Illinois paramedic schools were charged at the following schools:

  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

A paramedic certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of paramedic graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a paramedic. In 2010, there were 10,450 paramedics working in Illinois. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of paramedics are:

  1. Cook County - 6,500 paramedics
  2. Adams County - 750 paramedics
  3. Bureau County - 590 paramedics

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of paramedics is expected to grow by 20% by 2018. There are projected to be 13,050 paramedics working in the Illinois then.

Salary

A paramedic in Illinois earns $38,560 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. paramedics in Illinois had varying salaries from $16,140 to $82,380 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a paramedic are:

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

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for paramedics are:

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

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in paramedic training and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as paramedic or emergency management.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Paramedic Training in Illinois
  • Certificate in Paramedic Training in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,111 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago IL 8.94698 n/a 12,866
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,105 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago IL 7.66409 n/a 8,718
6,235 miles from location Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey IL 11.0347 n/a 8,179
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
6,204 miles from location Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL 12.2962 n/a 7,677
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
6,165 miles from location Rend Lake College Ina IL 19.4494 n/a 5,871
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
6,173 miles from location Heartland Community College Normal IL 13.4655 n/a 5,266
6,105 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel IL 20.0365 n/a 4,810
6,167 miles from location Kishwaukee College Malta IL 13.1722 n/a 4,735
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
6,170 miles from location Richland Community College Decatur IL 12.4452 n/a 3,595
6,139 miles from location Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg IL 13.8934 n/a 2,941
6,296 miles from location John Wood Community College Quincy IL 14.7388 n/a 2,757
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
6,198 miles from location Sauk Valley Community College Dixon IL 15.3721 n/a 2,504
6,138 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Fairfield IL 20.2739 n/a 2,009
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,254 miles from location Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences Rock Island IL 35.8249 57% 264
 

Curious what studying Paramedic gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics + 10,450 $38,560 -16.7%
2
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians + 760 $25,270
 

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