Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has one EMS school within its city limits. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley has a total student population of 4,656. It is the 5660th highest ranked school in the USA and the 163rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
EMS students from Kansas City schools who go on to become emergency medical service workers, EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 217,920 people working as emergency medical technicians and paramedics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,020. Also, Medical and public health social workers make on average $48,340 per year and there are about 133,510 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,020 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $42,960. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $33,680/yr and there are 1,980 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.000 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.031/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley ends up costing a student $3,266/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|