Victorville, CA (population: 119,377) has two veterinary assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mt San Antonio College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary assistant program, has a total student population of 29,935. It is the 4133rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 384th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Veterinary Assistant students from Victorville schools who go on to become veterinary assistants, veterinary technicians, veterinarian assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 71,350 people working as veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $23,400. Also, Veterinary technologists and technicians make on average $30,580 per year and there are about 79,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 670 employed veterinary technologists and technicians earning an average salary of $31,030. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers in this area earn $25,700/yr and there are 540 employed.
Victorville lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Victorville are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers, and 1/1000 are held by veterinary technologists and technicians.
Of the 2 veterinary assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Victorville, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Los Angeles Pierce College comes out as the most expensive ($7,640/yr) for veterinary assistant students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Victorville|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||26.4 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||30.9 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||38.3 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||45.0 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||45.2 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||46.4 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||50.3 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||51.3 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||58.8 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||58.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||62.6 miles|