Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has five 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 Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 230 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $30,740. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $34,090/yr and there are 400 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.367 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.787/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 5 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Wichita, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Flint Hills Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,563/yr) for EMT students, with Independence Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,933/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|