Southfield, MI (population: 75,151) has twenty-three laboratory schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Laboratory students from Southfield schools who go on to become laboratory analysts, laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory researchers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,130 people working as computer and information scientists, research alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $105,370. Also, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed biological scientists earning an average salary of $60,750. Computer and information scientists, research in this area earn $99,790/yr and there are 90 employed.
Southfield lies in Oakland county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area has 1,060,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $22.33/hr average worker wage, and a $46,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.088 out of every 1000 jobs in Southfield are held by computer and information scientists, research, and **/1000 are held by biological scientists.
Of the 23 laboratory schools with a 100-mile radius of Southfield, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Defiance College comes out as the most expensive ($16,902/yr) for laboratory students, with Lorain County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,528/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Southfield|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||6.0 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||6.2 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||7.9 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||8.7 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||10.4 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||13.6 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||14.1 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||14.4 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||18.9 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||18.9 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||27.7 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||54.3 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||64.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||68.8 miles|