Washington contains eight schools that offer veterinary technician programs. Pima Medical Institute, the highest-ranking veterinary technician school in WA, has a total student population of 728 and is the 2396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 veterinary technician schools in Washington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($14,292/yr), with Centralia College as the lowest recorded at only $6,416/yr.
Veterinary Technician students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 1,350 employed veterinarians earning an average yearly salary of $80,640. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this state earn $30,920/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Also, within the veterinary technician schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from veterinary technician, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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