Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has four veterinary technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Navarro College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary technician program, has a total student population of 9,200. It is the 4919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 274th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Veterinary Technician students from Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 500 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $119,030. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $26,130/yr and there are 740 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.867 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.579/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 4 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Navarro College comes out as the most expensive ($8,832/yr) for veterinary technician students, with Cedar Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $5,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|