Staten Island, NY has fourteen veterinary assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary assistant program, has a total student population of 411. It is the 302nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Veterinary Assistant students from Staten Island 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.
Of the 14 veterinary assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Staten Island, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harcum College comes out as the most expensive ($22,064/yr) for veterinary assistant students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Staten Island|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||7.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||9.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||12.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||15.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||15.4 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||15.6 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||15.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||17.1 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||17.7 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||18.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||18.3 miles|