Visalia, CA (population: 127,444) has one phlebotomy school within its city limits. College of the Sequoias has a total student population of 13,322. It is the 5165th highest ranked school in the USA and the 492nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Phlebotomy students from Visalia 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 Visalia-Porterville area alone, there are 1,020 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $28,070. Registered nurses in this area earn $111,030/yr and there are 2,290 employed.
Visalia lies in Tulare county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Visalia-Porterville area has 131,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 17 out of every 1000 jobs in Visalia are held by registered nurses, and 8/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of the Sequoias ends up costing a student $3,978/yr.
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