Utica, NY (population: 57,570) has two veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Cornell University, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 20,633. It is the 640th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Veterinary students from Utica 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 Utica-Rome area alone, there are ** employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $23,820. Veterinarians in this area earn $134,960/yr and there are 40 employed.
Utica lies in Oneida county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Utica-Rome area has 126,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.2% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.341 out of every 1000 jobs in Utica are held by veterinarians, and **/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 2 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Utica, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cornell University comes out as the most expensive ($26,242/yr) for veterinary students, with SUNY College of Technology at Delhi as the lowest, reported at only $12,329/yr.
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