McAllen, TX has one phlebotomy school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies has a total student population of 454. It is the 2254th highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Phlebotomy students from McAllen 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 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area alone, there are 1,780 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $21,720. Registered nurses in this area earn $69,360/yr and there are 4,050 employed.
McAllen lies in Hidalgo county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area has 220,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.93/hr average worker wage, and a $31,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 18.386 out of every 1000 jobs in McAllen are held by registered nurses, and 8.098/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies ends up costing a student $25,905/yr.
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