Edmonds, WA (population: 40,568) has six veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 728. It is the 2396th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Veterinary students from Edmonds 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 710 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $26,060. Veterinarians in this area earn $80,530/yr and there are 610 employed.
Edmonds lies in Snohomish county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.431 out of every 1000 jobs in Edmonds are held by veterinarians, and 0.502/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 6 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Edmonds, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($14,292/yr) for veterinary students, with Centralia College as the lowest, reported at only $6,416/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edmonds|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||36.0 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||48.0 miles|