Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one EMT school within its city limits. Fresno City College has a total student population of 25,511. It is the 5072nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 486th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
EMT students from Fresno 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. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 250 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $36,480. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $28,260/yr and there are ** employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno City College ends up costing a student $6,031/yr.
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