Pensacola, FL (population: 52,942) has thirty-seven veterinary technician schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Newberry College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 1,103. It is the 611th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Veterinary Technician students from Pensacola 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 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area alone, there are 50 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $*. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $25,830/yr and there are 130 employed.
Pensacola lies in Escambia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area has 152,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Pensacola are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 37 veterinary technician schools with a 500-mile radius of Pensacola, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,052/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pensacola|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||25.0 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||34.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||46.3 miles|