Decatur, IL (population: 75,262) has two veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kaskaskia College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 5,337. It is the 4434th highest ranked school in the USA and the 158th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Veterinary Technician students from Decatur 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.
Decatur lies in Macon county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Decatur area has 57,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,400 average annual salary.
Of the 2 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Decatur, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaskaskia College comes out as the most expensive ($5,747/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Parkland College as the lowest, reported at only $5,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Decatur|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||66.1 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||86.6 miles|