Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has one veterinary technician school within its city limits. Virginia College-Austin has a total student population of 865. It is the 5581st highest ranked school in the USA and the 317th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Veterinary Technician students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 440 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $74,600. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $26,480/yr and there are 620 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.802 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.577/1000 are held by veterinarians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Austin ends up costing a student $15,194/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|