Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has five phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arkansas Northeastern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 1,914. It is the 5201st highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Phlebotomy students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 2,670 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $26,930. Registered nurses in this area earn $63,210/yr and there are 15,060 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 24.861 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by registered nurses, and 4.415/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 5 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas comes out as the most expensive ($7,496/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Black River Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,517/yr.