Traverse City, MI has three phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ferris State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 13,865. It is the 2147th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Phlebotomy students from Traverse City 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 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 610 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $28,770. Registered nurses in this area earn $55,060/yr and there are 3,080 employed.
Traverse City lies in Grand Traverse county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area has 113,210 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.26/hr average worker wage, and a $35,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 27.250 out of every 1000 jobs in Traverse City are held by registered nurses, and 5.397/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 3 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Traverse City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ferris State University comes out as the most expensive ($14,370/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Bay de Noc Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,918/yr.