McAllen, TX has twelve veterinary assistant schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Bradford School of Business, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary assistant program, has a total student population of 134. It is the 2120th highest ranked school in the USA and the 97th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Veterinary Assistant students from McAllen 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.
McAllen lies in Hidalgo county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area has 220,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.93/hr average worker wage, and a $31,060 average annual salary.
Of the 12 veterinary assistant schools with a 500-mile radius of McAllen, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,052/yr) for veterinary assistant students, with Palo Alto College as the lowest, reported at only $3,481/yr.
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