Arkansas City, KS has one EMT school within its city limits. Cowley County Community College has a total student population of 4,003. It is the 4607th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
EMT students from Arkansas City 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 510 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,420. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $23,180/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Arkansas City lies in Cowley county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.665 out of every 1000 jobs in Arkansas City are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.154/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cowley County Community College ends up costing a student $6,297/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arkansas City|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||24.7 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||53.1 miles|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||71.9 miles|