Rancho Cucamonga, CA (population: 176,424) has three veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mt San Antonio College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 29,935. It is the 4133rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 384th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Veterinary Technician students from Rancho Cucamonga 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 430 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $103,650. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $31,030/yr and there are 670 employed.
Rancho Cucamonga lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Rancho Cucamonga are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 3 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Rancho Cucamonga, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Diego Mesa College comes out as the most expensive ($8,010/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rancho Cucamonga|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||11.4 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||16.1 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||20.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||24.4 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||32.5 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||34.3 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||34.9 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||35.6 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||35.8 miles|