Paducah, KY has one EMT school within its city limits. West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a total student population of 7,464. It is the 4269th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
EMT students from Paducah 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 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 180 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $37,080. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $25,570/yr and there are 490 employed.
Paducah lies in McCracken county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 145,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $16.51/hr average worker wage, and a $34,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.381 out of every 1000 jobs in Paducah are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.238/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Kentucky Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $7,303/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Paducah|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||52.9 miles|