Manhattan, KS (population: 53,426) has one veterinary technician school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Butler Community College has a total student population of 9,229. It is the 4330th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Veterinary Technician students from Manhattan 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 260 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $65,650. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $29,850/yr and there are 160 employed.
Manhattan lies in Riley county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.350 out of every 1000 jobs in Manhattan are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.584/1000 are held by veterinarians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler Community College ends up costing a student $6,456/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Manhattan|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||87.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||96.1 miles|