Paris, TX has eleven EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 72. It is the 1403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
EMS students from Paris 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 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 200 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $45,950. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $26,230/yr and there are 390 employed.
Paris lies in Lamar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area has 281,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $15.64/hr average worker wage, and a $32,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.395 out of every 1000 jobs in Paris are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.703/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for EMS students, with North Central Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $4,633/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Paris|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||98.8 miles|