Odessa, TX (population: 102,535) has one EMS school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard College has a total student population of 3,984. It is the 4698th highest ranked school in the USA and the 256th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
EMS students from Odessa 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.
Odessa lies in Ector county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Odessa area has 60,350 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.40/hr average worker wage, and a $38,280 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Howard College ends up costing a student $3,330/yr.