Weldon, NC has sixty-two veterinary technician schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Johnson College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 411. It is the 302nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Veterinary Technician students from Weldon 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 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $83,530. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $22,170/yr and there are 140 employed.
Weldon lies in Halifax county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 181,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.06/hr average worker wage, and a $33,400 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.789 out of every 1000 jobs in Weldon are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.286/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 62 veterinary technician schools with a 500-mile radius of Weldon, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown Institute comes out as the most expensive ($29,176/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 Weldon|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||34.5 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||75.2 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||78.8 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||87.7 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||89.1 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||96.3 miles|