Redding, CA (population: 91,776) has two EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Butte College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 13,147. It is the 4894th highest ranked school in the USA and the 467th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
EMT students from Redding 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.
Redding lies in Shasta county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Redding area has 61,480 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,570 average annual salary.
Of the 2 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Redding, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of the Siskiyous comes out as the most expensive ($7,228/yr) for EMT students, with Butte College as the lowest, reported at only $5,773/yr.