Moline, IL (population: 43,295) has two veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rockford Career College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 752. It is the 4174th highest ranked school in the USA and the 151st highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Veterinary Technician students from Moline 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 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area alone, there are 50 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $67,810. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $24,980/yr and there are 50 employed.
Moline lies in Rock Island county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Moline are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 2 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Moline, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rockford Career College comes out as the most expensive ($15,278/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Kirkwood Community College as the lowest, reported at only $11,037/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Moline|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||4.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||55.6 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||57.6 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||69.4 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||74.2 miles|