Parker, CO (population: 47,600) has nine EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Metropolitan State College of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 22,837. It is the 4027th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
EMT students from Parker 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 1,080 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $37,730. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $38,020/yr and there are 1,520 employed.
Parker lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Parker are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 9 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Parker, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metropolitan State College of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($11,829/yr) for EMT students, with Arapahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,279/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Parker|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||7.5 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||10.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||11.5 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||12.6 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||45.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||74.5 miles|