Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has one veterinary technician school within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute has a total student population of 776. It is the 2506th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Veterinary Technician students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 610 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $80,530. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $30,950/yr and there are 850 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.602 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.431/1000 are held by veterinarians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute ends up costing a student $14,292/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|