Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has three EMS schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with an EMS program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
EMS students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 580 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $39,340. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $28,490/yr and there are 590 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.047 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.034/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 3 EMS schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metro Technology Centers comes out as the most expensive ($16,578/yr) for EMS students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|