Ottawa, KS has seven EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Flint Hills Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 606. It is the 2993rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 37th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
EMT students from Ottawa 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.
Ottawa lies in Franklin 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 Ottawa are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.575/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 7 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Ottawa, 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 Ottawa|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||52.0 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||52.1 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||52.1 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||60.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||61.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||82.7 miles|