Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has two veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Murray State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 10,071. It is the 1983rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Veterinary Technician students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 210 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $66,130. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $27,670/yr and there are 420 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.580 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.298/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 2 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Murray State University comes out as the most expensive ($9,764/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Columbia State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,125/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|