Rancho Cordova, CA (population: 65,274) has twenty-five 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 Rancho Cordova 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.
Of the 25 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Rancho Cordova, only 14 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 Lake Tahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,820/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rancho Cordova|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||13.8 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||41.1 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||62.9 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||74.2 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||74.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||77.0 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||79.5 miles|