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Emergency Medical Technology Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 3,825 students earned their Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) degrees in CA.

An Emergency Medical Technology major is the 4th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Emergency Medical Technology Majors in California

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3,171
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 458
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 458
Associate’s Degree 189
Bachelor’s Degree 7

Gender Distribution

In California, a emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) major is more popular with men than with women.

Emergency Medical Technology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.9%
  • Black or African American: 1.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 34.7%
  • White: 50.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Emergency Medical Technology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Emergency Medical Technology Grads in California

There are 32,970 people in the state and 456,690 people in the nation working in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) jobs.

Emergency Medical Technology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Emergency Medical Technology Jobs in California

A typical salary for a emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) grad in the state is $39,350, compared to a typical salary of $37,760 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 55 colleges in California that offer emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

652 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,000 Total Students

77% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

#2

Palomar College

San Marcos
379 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,917 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $4,061. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Oxnard College

Oxnard
252 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,418 Total Students

31 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 88% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $22,700 after graduation.

#4

Butte College

Oroville
230 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,872 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,800 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,552 Total Students

16% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield
188 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,589 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 54%. 31 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#7

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo
177 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,421 Total Students

26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 36% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

#8

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley
166 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,074 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.00%. This public school has an average net price of $5,460.

#9

Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo
160 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,024 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 34%. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 77% of students get financical aid.

#10

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita
135 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,850 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 30%. A typical student attending College of the Canyons will pay a net price of $4,662. Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid.

Emergency Medical Technology Careers in CA

Some of the careers emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 30% $142,500
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 21% $32,050

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic).

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 1,195
Respiratory Care Therapy 1,154
Radiologic Technology 1,020
Surgical Technology 656
Physician Assistant 471
Cardiovascular Technology 422
Athletic Training 254
Medical Radiologic Technology 189

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