Toledo, OH (population: 288,207) has twelve veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Veterinary Technician students from Toledo 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 Toledo area alone, there are 90 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $112,060. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $27,990/yr and there are 150 employed.
Toledo lies in Lucas county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Toledo area has 293,860 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.86/hr average worker wage, and a $39,230 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.517 out of every 1000 jobs in Toledo are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.321/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 12 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Toledo, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Findlay comes out as the most expensive ($22,532/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Wayne County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $3,274/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Toledo|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||43.6 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||58.3 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||62.1 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||62.7 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||62.8 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||63.8 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||65.6 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||67.5 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||69.6 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||72.5 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||73.1 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||73.3 miles|