Hilo, HI (population: 45,456) has twenty-six phlebotomy schools within a 2500-mile radius of its city center. Institute for Business and Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 691. It is the 954th highest ranked school in the USA and the 61st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Phlebotomy students from Hilo 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 Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 500 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $32,930. Registered nurses in this area earn $73,940/yr and there are 2,310 employed.
Hilo lies in Hawaii county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area has 157,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.24/hr average worker wage, and a $40,030 average annual salary. Thus, about 14.705 out of every 1000 jobs in Hilo are held by registered nurses, and 3.154/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 26 phlebotomy schools with a 2500-mile radius of Hilo, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for phlebotomy students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.
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