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Schools Offering Emergency Medical Training Programs in Texas

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

Top Schools

Western Texas College, which is located in Snyder, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a EMT program. It received a ranking of 81st in the country in 2010. 2 students graduated with a certificate in EMT from Western Texas College in 2010. Western Texas College charged in-state students $1,728 in tuition fees 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 EMT program. It is located in Sweetwater. In 2010, Texas State Technical College-West Texas graduated 9 students from its EMT program. Students at Texas State Technical College-West Texas paid $4,068 per year in tuition fees.

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


Emt schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $1,954 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,205 per year, or as little as $1,007 per year. In 2010, the EMT schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  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 EMT 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

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

A large number of Texas EMT graduates become emergency medical technicians. 15,010 emergency medical technicians were working in Texas in 2010. In Texas, the largest numbers of emergency medical technicians work in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 3,270 emergency medical technicians
  2. Collin County - 1,330 emergency medical technicians
  3. Bastrop County - 1,320 emergency medical technicians

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 16,870 emergency medical technicians will be working in Texas state. This would require the number of emergency medical technicians to grow by 25%.


On average, an emergency medical technician earns a salary of $31,680 per year in Texas state. However, this number is only an average. emergency medical technicians in Texas had varying salaries from $16,030 to $57,600 per year in 2010. The counties in Texas with the highest average salary for an emergency medical technician are:

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

The following counties in Texas have the lowest average salaries for emergency medical technicians:

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

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in emergency medical training. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or paramedic.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Emergency Medical Training in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Medical Training in Texas
  • Certificate in Emergency Medical Training in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 15,010 $31,680 15.1%

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