Lake Charles, LA (population: 71,903) has one phlebotomy school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus has a total student population of 1,320. It is the 4629th highest ranked school in the USA and the 100th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Phlebotomy students from Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles area alone, there are 230 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $21,570. Registered nurses in this area earn $58,680/yr and there are 1,550 employed.
Lake Charles lies in Calcasieu county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lake Charles area has 89,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.28/hr average worker wage, and a $35,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.282 out of every 1000 jobs in Lake Charles are held by registered nurses, and 2.575/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus ends up costing a student $6,703/yr.