Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has one veterinary technician school within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Alaska Fairbanks has a total student population of 9,137. It is the 441st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Alaska.
Veterinary Technician students from Anchorage schools who go on to become veterinary technicians, veterinarians, veterinarian assistants, veterinary scientistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,200 people working as veterinary technologists and technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,580. Also, Veterinarians make on average $90,110 per year and there are about 54,130 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Anchorage area alone, there are 80 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $82,720. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $32,430/yr and there are 110 employed.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Anchorage are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 1/1000 are held by veterinarians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Fairbanks ends up costing a student $11,713/yr.
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