Boaz, AL has eleven laboratory science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Adventist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory science program, has a total student population of 2,891. It is the 2316th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about laboratory science programs in Boaz, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of laboratory science professors at Southern Adventist University such as Joyce Azevedo, Loren Barnhurst, Ken Caviness, Ann Foster, Brent Hamstra, and Chris Hansen.
Laboratory Science students from Boaz schools who go on to become laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, lab techs, clinical laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. 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.
Boaz lies in Etowah county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Gadsden area has 35,040 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $33,080 average annual salary.
Of the 11 laboratory science schools with a 100-mile radius of Boaz, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr) for laboratory science students, with Gadsden State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,833/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boaz|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.5 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||68.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||87.8 miles|