Galesburg, IL has one veterinary technician school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kirkwood Community College has a total student population of 17,841. It is the 4708th highest ranked school in the USA and the 78th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Veterinary Technician students from Galesburg 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 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 110 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $63,510. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $33,100/yr and there are 40 employed.
Galesburg lies in Knox county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 186,290 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.85/hr average worker wage, and a $35,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.218 out of every 1000 jobs in Galesburg are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.595/1000 are held by veterinarians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kirkwood Community College ends up costing a student $11,037/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Galesburg|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||40.3 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||41.9 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||45.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||78.2 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||97.6 miles|