Evergreen, AL has four laboratory science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tuskegee University, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory science program, has a total student population of 2,931. It is the 622nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Laboratory Science students from Evergreen 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.
Evergreen lies in Conecuh county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area has 130,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $15.89/hr average worker wage, and a $33,060 average annual salary.
Of the 4 laboratory science schools with a 100-mile radius of Evergreen, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr) for laboratory science students, with George C Wallace Community College-Dothan as the lowest, reported at only $3,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Evergreen|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||61.5 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||72.9 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||86.9 miles|