Chico, CA (population: 85,863) has eight EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pacific Union College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 1,526. It is the 442nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
EMT students from Chico schools who go on to become emergency medical technicians, EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical service workers, 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 clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today.
Chico lies in Butte county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Chico area has 69,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,630 average annual salary.
Of the 8 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Chico, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pacific Union College comes out as the most expensive ($22,673/yr) for EMT students, with Butte College as the lowest, reported at only $5,773/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chico|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||43.4 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||83.5 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||84.1 miles|