Shreveport, LA (population: 204,311) has one veterinary technician school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern State University of Louisiana has a total student population of 9,247. It is the 3214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Veterinary Technician students from Shreveport 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.
Shreveport lies in Caddo county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Shreveport-Bossier City area has 173,610 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern State University of Louisiana ends up costing a student $7,707/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Shreveport|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||8.9 miles|