Redding, CA (population: 91,776) has one veterinary technician school within its city limits. Shasta College has a total student population of 10,578. It is the 4371st highest ranked school in the USA and the 402nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Veterinary Technician students from Redding 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 Redding area alone, there are 40 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $105,830. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $23,970/yr and there are 70 employed.
Redding lies in Shasta county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Redding area has 61,480 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Redding are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 1/1000 are held by veterinarians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shasta College ends up costing a student $5,404/yr.