Bakersfield, CA (population: 336,429) has five phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Career Care Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 637. It is the 2951st highest ranked school in the USA and the 285th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Phlebotomy students from Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield area alone, there are 1,810 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $25,330. Registered nurses in this area earn $78,200/yr and there are 3,310 employed.
Bakersfield lies in Kern county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Bakersfield area has 265,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 12 out of every 1000 jobs in Bakersfield are held by registered nurses, and 7/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 5 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Bakersfield, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Care Institute comes out as the most expensive ($24,668/yr) for phlebotomy students, with College of the Sequoias as the lowest, reported at only $3,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bakersfield|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||71.4 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||71.4 miles|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||76.2 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||77.4 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||84.5 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||85.4 miles|
|Santa Maria||CA||88,641||3||25.1117||131||86.5 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||92.7 miles|
|San Luis Obispo||CA||43,926||3||26.8283||217||93.9 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||97.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||98.8 miles|