Bristol, CT (population: 61,049) has twenty-two phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Connecticut, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 25,029. It is the 63rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Phlebotomy students from Bristol 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 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area alone, there are 2,570 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $33,900. Registered nurses in this area earn $72,690/yr and there are 13,140 employed.
Bristol lies in Hartford county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area has 562,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $25/hr average worker wage, and a $51,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 23 out of every 1000 jobs in Bristol are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 22 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Bristol, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Goodwin College comes out as the most expensive ($20,165/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bristol|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||17.4 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||20.4 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||25.6 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||25.6 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||40.4 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||50.5 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||56.3 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||59.4 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||62.4 miles|