Yakima, WA (population: 85,326) has two EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Central Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 11,357. It is the 1601st highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
EMT students from Yakima 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.
Yakima lies in Yakima county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Yakima area has 80,770 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $17.85/hr average worker wage, and a $37,140 average annual salary.
Of the 2 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Yakima, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($11,788/yr) for EMT students, with Columbia Gorge Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,891/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Yakima|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||75.6 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||90.7 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||98.9 miles|