El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one EMT school within its city limits. El Paso Community College has a total student population of 28,168. It is the 5228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 296th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
EMT students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 440 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $31,270. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $29,010/yr and there are 290 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.090 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.621/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, El Paso Community College ends up costing a student $3,368/yr.