EMT in Virginia

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Schools Offering Emergency Medical Training Programs in Virginia

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Virginia graduates receive certificates in emergency medical training. Thus, Virginia's 13 EMT schools put out approximately 126 emergency medical technicians each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia that has a EMT program is Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Jefferson College of Health Sciences, which was ranked 43rd in the country in 2010, is located in Roanoke. 14 students graduated with a certificate in EMT from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2010. Jefferson College of Health Sciences charged in-state students $18,810 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Virginia with a EMT program is National College-Salem, which is located in Salem. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. 5 students graduated with certificate in EMT from National College-Salem in 2010. National College-Salem charged in-state students $10,489 in tuition fees per year.

Northern Virginia Community College, which is located in Annandale, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a EMT program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Northern Virginia Community College graduated 11 students from its EMT programs. Students at Northern Virginia Community College paid $2,998 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Virginia EMT school, average tuition will be $4,939 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,616 per year to $18,810 per year. The Virginia EMT schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Jefferson College of Health Sciences - located in Roanoke, students are charged $18,810 per year
  2. National College-Salem - located in Salem, students are charged $10,489 per year
  3. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College - located in Richmond, students are charged $3,528 per year

The following Virginia EMT schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southwest Virginia Community College - located in Richlands, students are charged $2,616 per year
  2. Mountain Empire Community College - located in Big Stone Gap, students are charged $2,652 per year
  3. Northern Virginia Community College - located in Annandale, students are charged $2,998 per year

An EMT certificate from a Virginia school... what next?

Most people who graduate from EMT school in Virginia go on to work as an emergency medical technician. In 2010, there were 4,420 emergency medical technicians working in Virginia. In Virginia, the largest numbers of emergency medical technicians work in the following counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - 1,020 emergency medical technicians
  2. Buchanan County - 570 emergency medical technicians
  3. Caroline County - 540 emergency medical technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of emergency medical technicians in Virginia will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,270 emergency medical technicians working in Virginia.


An emergency medical technician in Virginia makes an average of $35,400 per year. However, this number is only an average. emergency medical technicians in Virginia had varying salaries from $17,730 to $76,060 per year in 2010. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for an emergency medical technician are:

  1. Harrisonburg County - $48,070 per year
  2. Botetourt County - $34,930 per year
  3. Chesapeake County - $34,910 per year

On average, emergency medical technicians earns the least in the following Virginia counties:

  1. Brunswick County - $23,450 per year
  2. Danville County - $26,970 per year
  3. Amherst County - $29,820 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in emergency medical training in Virginia 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 Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,540 miles from location Northern Virginia Community College Annandale VA 16.7061 n/a 46,619
5,469 miles from location Tidewater Community College Norfolk VA 13.232 n/a 30,447
5,541 miles from location J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond VA 10.8709 n/a 12,729
5,478 miles from location Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton VA 10.3208 n/a 10,606
5,677 miles from location National College-Salem Salem VA 21.647 n/a 6,691
5,558 miles from location Southside Virginia Community College Alberta VA 15.5248 n/a 6,305
5,631 miles from location Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg VA 12.8825 n/a 5,420
5,599 miles from location Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville VA 11.3296 n/a 5,401
5,773 miles from location Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands VA 12.9909 n/a 3,855
5,664 miles from location Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville VA 12.8903 n/a 3,501
5,825 miles from location Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap VA 10.1067 n/a 3,383
5,782 miles from location Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon VA 11.018 n/a 2,875
5,672 miles from location Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke VA 56.8153 39% 1,041

Curious what studying EMT gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics + 4,420 $35,400 44.9%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are EMT related jobs in Virginia