Salida, CA has twenty-four 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 Salida 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.
Salida lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary.
Of the 24 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Salida, 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 City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salida|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||50.5 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||51.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||53.4 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||53.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||53.9 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||58.3 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||62.9 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||64.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||67.9 miles|