Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two EMT schools within its city limits. Creighton University, the highest ranked school in the city with an EMT program, has a total student population of 7,385. It is the 1200th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
EMT students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 590 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $34,110. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $31,300/yr and there are 110 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.254 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.306/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 EMT schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for EMT students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|