Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has one veterinary school within its city limits. North Carolina State University at Raleigh has a total student population of 33,819. It is the 70th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Veterinary students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 1,050 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $21,970. Veterinarians in this area earn $125,090/yr and there are 310 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.628 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by veterinarians, and 2.102/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Carolina State University at Raleigh ends up costing a student $7,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|