Covington, KY (population: 43,469) has four veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Morehead State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 8,822. It is the 2917th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Veterinary Technician students from Covington 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 Cincinnati-Middletown-KY-IN area alone, there are 290 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $90,870. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $30,320/yr and there are 540 employed.
Covington lies in Kenton county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Cincinnati-Middletown-KY-IN area has 994,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.35/hr average worker wage, and a $42,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.540 out of every 1000 jobs in Covington are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.295/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 4 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Covington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Louisville comes out as the most expensive ($16,773/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Morehead State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,053/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Covington|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||4.1 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||35.2 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||62.6 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||86.0 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||87.0 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||88.1 miles|