Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one veterinary school within its city limits. San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno has a total student population of 870. It is the 3954th highest ranked school in the USA and the 367th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Veterinary students from Fresno schools who go on to become veterinarians, animal trainers, dog trainers, veterinary technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 54,130 people working as veterinarians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,110. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 150 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $25,550. Veterinarians in this area earn $77,130/yr and there are 80 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by veterinarians, and 0/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno ends up costing a student $16,416/yr.
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