Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has five phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arkansas Northeastern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 1,914. It is the 5201st highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Phlebotomy students from Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro area alone, there are 110 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $23,630. Registered nurses in this area earn $52,680/yr and there are 910 employed.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 19 out of every 1000 jobs in Jonesboro are held by registered nurses, and 2/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 5 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas comes out as the most expensive ($7,496/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Black River Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,517/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|