Chandler, AZ (population: 258,122) has thirteen phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 545. It is the 1791st highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Phlebotomy students from Chandler 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 8,690 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $30,700. Registered nurses in this area earn $68,200/yr and there are 24,300 employed.
Chandler lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 14 out of every 1000 jobs in Chandler are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 13 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Chandler, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Mesa comes out as the most expensive ($25,179/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chandler|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||29.3 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||94.2 miles|