Olathe, KS (population: 125,326) has eight 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 Olathe 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 City-KS area alone, there are 1,560 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,410. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $33,680/yr and there are 1,980 employed.
Olathe lies in Johnson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.000 out of every 1000 jobs in Olathe are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.575/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 8 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Olathe, 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 Olathe|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||21.2 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||21.3 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||23.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||30.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||60.2 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||72.9 miles|