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Paramedic Schools in Pennsylvania

There are nine Pennsylvania schools offering paramedic programs. In 2010, 102 students graduated with degrees from Pennsylvania paramedic schools. 64 of all these students graduated with certificates and 38 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 97 students graduate from programs in this state in paramedicine every year. Specifically, 64 students graduated with certificates in paramedicine and 38 with a degree at the associate's level.

Nine paramedic schools are in Pennsylvania. And out of these, four schools are private, while five schools are public. Tuition at a private paramedic school varies from $9,250 to $14,095, while tuition at a public paramedic school varies from $3,090 to $4,120.

Average tuition for programs in paramedicine is $5,059. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $3,090 each year, is at Luzerne County Community College, while the highest tuition for paramedic programs, which is $14,095 every year, is at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.

Schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees for students pursing paramedic.

Paramedic Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

On average, 97 students graduate from programs in this state in paramedicine every year. Specifically, 64 students graduated with certificates in paramedicine and 38 with a degree at the associate's level.

Paramedic Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 19
  • Certificate 2007: 18
  • Certificate 2008: 56
  • Certificate 2009: 46
  • Certificate 2010: 64
  • Associate 2006: 20
  • Associate 2007: 32
  • Associate 2008: 37
  • Associate 2009: 32
  • Associate 2010: 38

Paramedic Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania schools offer a total of 12 paramedic programs. Of these programs, about 58.3% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Paramedic Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 5

Career Trends

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18480
  • 25th Percentile: 22320
  • Median: 27710
  • 75th Percentile: 36600
  • 90th Percentile: 46360

Career Trends

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25020
  • Median Salary 2007: 25900
  • Median Salary 2008: 27320
  • Median Salary 2009: 27370
  • Median Salary 2010: 27710
  • Total Employed 2006: 12920
  • Total Employed 2007: 13330
  • Total Employed 2008: 13220
  • Total Employed 2009: 12850
  • Total Employed 2010: 12760

Pennsylvania vs National Paramedic Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Paramedic Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 5.754% (12760)

Paramedic Schools in Pennsylvania

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1. The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

1025 Old Wyomissing Road
Reading, PA 19611
(610) 741-0105

The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is near the heart of downtown and it offers one paramedic program. This school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering paramedicine in terms of programs.

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2. The All-State Career School - Lester

501 Seminole St
Lester, PA 19029
(610) 521-1818x1226

The All-State Career School-Lester is located in the suburbs of Lester, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in paramedicine. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering paramedicine.

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3. Lackawanna College

501 Vine St
Scranton, PA 18509-3206
(570) 961-7810

Lackawanna College offers one paramedic program and it is located in the center of Scranton. 1,561 students pursue degrees in 33 Lackawanna College programs, overall. This college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering paramedicine in terms of programs.

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4. The Tri-State Business Institute

5757 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506-1013
(814) 838-7673

The Tri-State Business Institute offers one paramedic program and it is in the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. It ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

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5. Delaware County Community College

901 S Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063-1094
(610) 359-5000

Delaware County Community College offers two programs in paramedicine. Of those, students are offered one paramedic certificate by this college and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. This community college is in the suburbs of Media, Pennsylvania. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, this college is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering paramedicine.

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6. Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
(610) 861-5300

Northampton County Area Community College is in the suburbs of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and it offers one paramedic program. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering paramedic programs.

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7. The Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
(717) 780-2300

The Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in paramedicine. Of those, it offers students one certificate in paramedicine and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in paramedicine.

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8. The Pennsylvania College of Technology

One College Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
(570) 326-3761

The Pennsylvania College of Technology, which is near the center of the city, is in Williamsport, PA and PCT offers one program in paramedicine. It is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, PCT is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering paramedicine.

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9. Luzerne County Community College

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899
(570) 740-0200

Luzerne County Community College is located in the suburbs of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. It offers two programs in paramedicine. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by it and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of Pennsylvania.