Akron, OH (population: 205,375) has one veterinary assistant school within its city limits. Brown Mackie College-Akron has a total student population of 1,120. It is the 5164th highest ranked school in the USA and the 268th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Veterinary Assistant students from Akron 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 Akron area alone, there are 180 employed veterinary technologists and technicians earning an average salary of $31,030. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers in this area earn $22,650/yr and there are 290 employed.
Akron lies in Summit county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Akron area has 321,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.37/hr average worker wage, and a $40,300 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.902 out of every 1000 jobs in Akron are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers, and 0.556/1000 are held by veterinary technologists and technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Akron ends up costing a student $18,965/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Akron|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||6.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||15.4 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||24.8 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||29.8 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||31.3 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||32.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||41.0 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||61.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||76.6 miles|