Dalton, GA has two veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Gwinnett Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 6,649. It is the 5048th highest ranked school in the USA and the 133rd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Veterinary Technician students from Dalton 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.
Dalton lies in Whitfield county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Dalton area has 66,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $34,740 average annual salary.
Of the 2 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Dalton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chattanooga State Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,923/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Gwinnett Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,073/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dalton|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||15.9 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||36.3 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||72.8 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||81.3 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||92.5 miles|