Mankato, MN has ten paramedic schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Iowa Lakes Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a paramedic program, has a total student population of 3,201. It is the 3732nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Paramedic students from Mankato schools who go on to become paramedics, EMTs, emergency medical service workers, emergency medical technicians, 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, Ambulance drivers and attendants make on average $23,140 per year and there are about 19,570 of them employed in the US today.
Mankato lies in Le Sueur county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 225,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,540 average annual salary.
Of the 10 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Mankato, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Inver Hills Community College comes out as the most expensive ($15,083/yr) for paramedic students, with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mankato|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||1.8 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||11.0 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||54.4 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||62.9 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||63.1 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||65.4 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||66.8 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||70.2 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||70.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||71.1 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||72.8 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||79.7 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||80.2 miles|
|Granite Falls||MN||-||1||21.2455||72||88.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||96.3 miles|