San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has two veterinary schools within its city limits. Northwest Vista College, the highest ranked school in the city with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 14,587. It is the 5400th highest ranked school in the USA and the 309th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Veterinary students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 540 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $21,220. Veterinarians in this area earn $130,880/yr and there are 330 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.394 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by veterinarians, and 0.648/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 2 veterinary schools in San Antonio, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest Vista College comes out as the most expensive ($3,970/yr) for veterinary students, with Palo Alto College as the lowest, reported at only $3,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|