Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has one veterinary assistant school within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute has a total student population of 776. It is the 2506th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Veterinary Assistant students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 850 employed veterinary technologists and technicians earning an average salary of $30,950. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers in this area earn $26,060/yr and there are 710 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.502 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers, and 0.602/1000 are held by veterinary technologists and technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute ends up costing a student $14,292/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|