Mesquite, TX (population: 134,509) 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 Mesquite 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 600 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $119,200. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $29,810/yr and there are 1,260 employed.
Mesquite lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.616 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesquite are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.292/1000 are held by veterinarians.
Of the 4 veterinary technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Mesquite, 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 Mesquite|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||25.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||33.7 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||36.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||42.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||43.1 miles|