Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has one phlebotomy school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. West Central Technical College has a total student population of 7,313. It is the 4854th highest ranked school in the USA and the 123rd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Phlebotomy students from Birmingham 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 Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 1,800 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $27,420. Registered nurses in this area earn $60,980/yr and there are 14,330 employed.
Birmingham lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Birmingham-Hoover area has 494,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 29 out of every 1000 jobs in Birmingham are held by registered nurses, and 4/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Central Technical College ends up costing a student $10,009/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Birmingham|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||63.6 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||99.5 miles|