Phenix City, AL has five biotechnology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Emory University, the highest ranked school in this group with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 12,930. It is the 30th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Georgia.
Biotechnology students from Phenix City schools who go on to become biotechnologists, bioengineers, biomedical engineers, biophysicists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today.
Phenix City lies in Russell county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Columbus-AL area has 113,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,680 average annual salary.
Of the 5 biotechnology schools with a 100-mile radius of Phenix City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr) for biotechnology students, with Central Georgia Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,106/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phenix City|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||29.7 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||64.4 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||65.2 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||80.5 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||88.5 miles|