Auburn, AL (population: 57,926) has five phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. South Georgia Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 2,562. It is the 3649th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Phlebotomy students from Auburn schools who go on to become phlebotomists. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Auburn-Opelika area alone, there are 160 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $25,020. Registered nurses in this area earn $54,280/yr and there are 660 employed.
Auburn lies in Lee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Auburn-Opelika area has 47,350 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 14 out of every 1000 jobs in Auburn are held by registered nurses, and 3/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 5 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Auburn, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Central Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,009/yr) for phlebotomy students, with South Georgia Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $3,789/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Auburn|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||1.0 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||29.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||36.9 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||92.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||94.9 miles|