Yuma, AZ (population: 93,081) has twenty-two veterinary technician schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Apollo College-Phoenix Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 5,844. It is the 1504th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Veterinary Technician students from Yuma 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.
Of the 22 veterinary technician schools with a 500-mile radius of Yuma, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College comes out as the most expensive ($54,720/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Navajo Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,488/yr.