Salem, OR (population: 157,890) has four veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Apollo College-Portland Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 1,990. It is the 1540th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Veterinary Technician students from Salem 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 Salem area alone, there are 70 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $68,520. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $30,840/yr and there are 80 employed.
Salem lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Salem area has 146,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.82/hr average worker wage, and a $39,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.577 out of every 1000 jobs in Salem are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.465/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 4 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Salem, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Apollo College-Portland Inc comes out as the most expensive ($21,132/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Linn-Benton Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,982/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salem|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||36.3 miles|