Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one veterinary school within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Veterinary students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 270 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $20,700. Veterinarians in this area earn $86,670/yr and there are 220 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.356 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by veterinarians, and 0.442/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis ends up costing a student $10,620/yr.