Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has nine phlebotomy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Academy of Careers and Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a phlebotomy program, has a total student population of 261. It is the 2216th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Phlebotomy students from Roanoke 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 Roanoke area alone, there are 360 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $27,370. Registered nurses in this area earn $56,440/yr and there are 3,950 employed.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 25.805 out of every 1000 jobs in Roanoke are held by registered nurses, and 2.362/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 9 phlebotomy schools with a 100-mile radius of Roanoke, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National College-Salem comes out as the most expensive ($15,032/yr) for phlebotomy students, with Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $2,720/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|