Atchison, KS has seven EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Grand River Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 102. It is the 750th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
EMT students from Atchison 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.
Atchison lies in Atchison 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 Atchison are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.154/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 7 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Atchison, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kansas City Kansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,820/yr) for EMT students, with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest, reported at only $3,266/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atchison|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||21.1 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||42.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||43.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||59.1 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||59.7 miles|