Westland, MI (population: 75,634) has twenty-four 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 Westland 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.
Westland lies in Wayne county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area has 705,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $22.55/hr average worker wage, and a $46,900 average annual salary.
Of the 24 laboratory schools with a 100-mile radius of Westland, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Findlay comes out as the most expensive ($20,557/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 Westland|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||5.7 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||11.8 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||17.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||17.6 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||18.1 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||18.1 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||18.8 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||25.3 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||26.5 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||26.7 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||27.7 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||29.9 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||60.6 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||63.1 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||66.2 miles|