Augusta, GA has six veterinary technician schools within a 100-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 Augusta 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 Augusta-Richmond County-SC area alone, there are 80 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $83,890. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $24,830/yr and there are 160 employed.
Augusta lies in Richmond county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Augusta-Richmond County-SC area has 204,020 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Augusta are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 6 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Augusta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newberry College comes out as the most expensive ($16,984/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Ogeechee Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,613/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Augusta|
|North Augusta||SC||-||1||27.4739||4||3.2 miles|