Rochester, NY (population: 205,236) has two veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 3,530. It is the 501st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Veterinary Technician students from Rochester 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 Rochester area alone, there are 260 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $85,710. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $33,430/yr and there are 240 employed.
Rochester lies in Monroe county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Rochester area has 489,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.32/hr average worker wage, and a $42,270 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.499 out of every 1000 jobs in Rochester are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.535/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 2 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Rochester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medaille College comes out as the most expensive ($16,964/yr) for veterinary technician students, with SUNY College of Technology at Alfred as the lowest, reported at only $11,947/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rochester|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||70.9 miles|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||74.7 miles|