Macomb, IL has seventy-seven veterinary technician schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Veterinary Technician students from Macomb 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.
Macomb lies in McDonough 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 Macomb are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.595/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 77 veterinary technician schools with a 500-mile radius of Macomb, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Bay de Noc Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,918/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Macomb|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||35.9 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||59.1 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||72.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||94.6 miles|