Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has three veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Davidson County Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 4,101. It is the 4128th highest ranked school in the USA and the 78th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Veterinary Technician students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 310 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $125,090. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $27,950/yr and there are ** employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.628/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 3 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davidson County Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,186/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Alamance Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,868/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|