Platteville, WI has four veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Veterinary students from Platteville 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 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area alone, there are ** employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $23,220. Veterinarians in this area earn $73,760/yr and there are 160 employed.
Platteville lies in Grant county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area has 139,210 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.33/hr average worker wage, and a $33,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.131 out of every 1000 jobs in Platteville are held by veterinarians, and **/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 4 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Platteville, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rockford Career College comes out as the most expensive ($15,278/yr) for veterinary students, with Madison Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $9,970/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Platteville|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||80.6 miles|
|La Crosse||WI||50,893||3||27.5304||229||84.7 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||84.9 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||92.1 miles|