Paramedic in Texas

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Schools Offering Paramedic Training Programs in Texas

Around 0.2% of Texas's graduates graduate from paramedic training certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,162 paramedics graduate from Texas' 51 paramedic schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas that has a paramedic program is Western Texas College. Western Texas College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Snyder. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Western Texas College's paramedic program. The tuition rate at Western Texas College was $1,728 per year.

Texas State Technical College-West Texas, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a paramedic program. It is located in Sweetwater. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Texas State Technical College-West Texas paramedic program. The tuition rate at Texas State Technical College-West Texas was $4,068 per year.

Midland College, which is located in Midland, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a paramedic program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with certificate in paramedic from Midland College in 2010. Students at Midland College paid $2,220 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' paramedic schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,954 per year, though tuition can range from $5,205 per year to $1,007 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas paramedic schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Texas State Technical College Harlingen - located in Harlingen, students are charged $5,205 per year
  2. The University of Texas at Brownsville - located in Brownsville, students are charged $5,109 per year
  3. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - located in San Antonio, students are charged $4,979 per year

The paramedic schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year

A paramedic certificate from a Texas school... what next?

The highest percentage of paramedic graduates in Texas pursue careers as a paramedic. 15,010 paramedics were working in Texas in 2010. The largest populations of Texas paramedics are working in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 3,270 paramedics
  2. Collin County - 1,330 paramedics
  3. Bastrop County - 1,320 paramedics

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of paramedics in the state of Texas will grow to 16,870. This would require a 25% growth in the profession.


A paramedic in Texas makes an average of $31,680 per year. However, this number is only an average. paramedics in Texas had varying salaries from $16,030 to $57,600 per year in 2010. On average a paramedic earns the most in the following Texas counties:

  1. Calhoun County - $37,760 per year
  2. Smith County - $37,160 per year
  3. Austin County - $36,720 per year

On average, paramedics earns the least in the following Texas counties:

  1. Callahan County - $22,640 per year
  2. Gregg County - $24,570 per year
  3. Crosby County - $24,590 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in paramedic training in Texas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as paramedic or emergency management, 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 Paramedic Training in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Paramedic Training in Texas
  • Certificate in Paramedic Training in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,619 miles from location Collin County Community College District McKinney TX 11.5039 n/a 24,872
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
6,684 miles from location Central Texas College Killeen TX 16.1488 n/a 24,133
6,608 miles from location Blinn College Brenham TX 12.7436 n/a 17,173
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,622 miles from location Brookhaven College Dallas TX 9.46366 n/a 11,814
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,936 miles from location South Plains College Levelland TX 9.63264 n/a 10,011
6,808 miles from location Laredo Community College Laredo TX 16.3512 n/a 9,361
6,605 miles from location Navarro College Corsicana TX 14.4403 n/a 9,200
6,637 miles from location North Central Texas College Gainesville TX 6.99605 n/a 9,156
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,620 miles from location El Centro College Dallas TX 8.41391 n/a 9,072
6,568 miles from location Trinity Valley Community College Athens TX 17.4138 n/a 7,012
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,701 miles from location Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen TX 16.937 n/a 5,988
6,660 miles from location Temple College Temple TX 8.53874 n/a 5,659
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,678 miles from location Weatherford College Weatherford TX 11.3384 n/a 5,384
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,648 miles from location Victoria College Victoria TX 13.5791 n/a 4,054
6,894 miles from location Howard College Big Spring TX 15.8753 n/a 3,984
6,526 miles from location College of the Mainland Texas City TX 8.31197 n/a 3,916
6,552 miles from location Brazosport College Lake Jackson TX 13.0717 n/a 3,908
6,741 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio TX 12.1545 61% 3,223
6,757 miles from location Vernon College Vernon TX 16.5378 n/a 3,163
6,469 miles from location Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont TX 11.9688 n/a 3,154
6,508 miles from location Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant TX 16.0092 n/a 2,920
6,859 miles from location Western Texas College Snyder TX 19.1486 n/a 2,473
6,448 miles from location Lamar State College-Orange Orange TX 9.77762 n/a 2,262
6,515 miles from location Galveston College Galveston TX 12.9264 n/a 2,167
6,831 miles from location Texas State Technical College-West Texas Sweetwater TX 17.7113 n/a 1,689
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427

Curious what studying Paramedic gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics + 15,010 $31,680 15.1%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians + 340 $21,770 41.7%

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