Belleville, IL (population: 41,090) has eight veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midwest Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 191. It is the 866th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Veterinary Technician students from Belleville 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 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $78,840. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $25,020/yr and there are ** employed.
Belleville lies in St. Clair county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 147,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.46/hr average worker wage, and a $36,310 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Belleville are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.323/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 8 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Belleville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown College comes out as the most expensive ($22,787/yr) for veterinary technician students, with John A Logan College as the lowest, reported at only $2,714/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Belleville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||15.0 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||26.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||33.4 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||37.2 miles|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||88.7 miles|