Reading, PA (population: 80,046) has sixteen phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. All-State Career School, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 984. It is the 1271st highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Phlebotomy students from Reading 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 Reading area alone, there are 550 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $27,640. Registered nurses in this area earn $61,740/yr and there are 2,700 employed.
Reading lies in Berks county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Reading area has 163,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $19.00/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 16.538 out of every 1000 jobs in Reading are held by registered nurses, and 3.361/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 16 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Reading, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied Medical and Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($27,790/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington as the lowest, reported at only $4,849/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reading|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||31.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||35.5 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||35.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||36.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||45.1 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||50.7 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||51.2 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||57.8 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||60.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||61.7 miles|