Pensacola, FL (population: 52,942) has ninety-four phlebotomy schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Southern Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 982. It is the 1143rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Phlebotomy students from Pensacola 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 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area alone, there are 970 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $24,690. Registered nurses in this area earn $52,740/yr and there are 4,040 employed.
Pensacola lies in Escambia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area has 152,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 27 out of every 1000 jobs in Pensacola are held by registered nurses, and 6/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 94 phlebotomy schools with a 500-mile radius of Pensacola, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($37,275/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Cambridge Institute of Allied Health as the lowest, reported at only $1,245/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pensacola|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||25.0 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||34.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||46.3 miles|