Hazard, KY has two 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 Hazard 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.
Hazard lies in Perry county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 119,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.72/hr average worker wage, and a $34,780 average annual salary.
Of the 2 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Hazard, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Memorial University comes out as the most expensive ($12,276/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 Hazard|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||76.8 miles|