West Virginia contains three schools that offer veterinary technician programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking veterinary technician school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 veterinary technician schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierpont Community and Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,661/yr), with Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $2,720/yr.
Veterinary Technician students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 230 employed veterinarians earning an average yearly salary of $84,080. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this state earn $23,550/yr and there are 230 employed.
Also, within the veterinary technician schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from veterinary technician, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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