Pikeville, KY has four veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Carver Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 267. It is the 918th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Veterinary Technician students from Pikeville 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.
Pikeville lies in Pike 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 4 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Pikeville, 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 Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $2,720/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pikeville|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||37.5 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||90.9 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||97.1 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||97.8 miles|