Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two veterinary technician schools within its city limits. Tulsa Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 19,730. It is the 5221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 119th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Veterinary Technician students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 150 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $88,150. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $25,360/yr and there are 150 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.351 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.352/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 2 veterinary technician schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Community Care College comes out as the most expensive ($14,920/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|