Hampton, VA (population: 147,560) has two phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. College of the Albemarle, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 2,796. It is the 4791st highest ranked school in the USA and the 91st highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Phlebotomy students from Hampton 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 3,390 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $26,620. Registered nurses in this area earn $60,390/yr and there are 12,540 employed.
Hampton lies in Hampton county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.052 out of every 1000 jobs in Hampton are held by registered nurses, and 4.607/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 2 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Hampton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of the Albemarle comes out as the most expensive ($4,497/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Halifax Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,190/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hampton|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||12.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||25.5 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||66.6 miles|