There are schools offering paramedic programs in Texas!
Schools Offering Paramedic Training Programs in Texas
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:
- Texas State Technical College Harlingen - located in Harlingen, students are charged $5,205 per year
- The University of Texas at Brownsville - located in Brownsville, students are charged $5,109 per year
- 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:
- College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
- Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
- 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:
- Austin County - 3,270 paramedics
- Collin County - 1,330 paramedics
- Bastrop County - 1,320 paramedics
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:
- Calhoun County - $37,760 per year
- Smith County - $37,160 per year
- Austin County - $36,720 per year
On average, paramedics earns the least in the following Texas counties:
- Callahan County - $22,640 per year
- Gregg County - $24,570 per year
- Crosby County - $24,590 per year
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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|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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