Watertown, MA has five veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mount Ida College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 1,487. It is the 688th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Veterinary Technician students from Watertown 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 590 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $82,380. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $36,340/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Watertown lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.898 out of every 1000 jobs in Watertown are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.352/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 5 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Watertown, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mount Ida College comes out as the most expensive ($26,553/yr) for veterinary technician students, with North Shore Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,134/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Watertown|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||2.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.8 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||28.7 miles|