Martinsburg, WV has eight veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wilson College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 840. It is the 548th highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Veterinary students from Martinsburg 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 Hagerstown-Martinsburg-WV area alone, there are 40 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $19,840. Veterinarians in this area earn $85,400/yr and there are 50 employed.
Martinsburg lies in Berkeley county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Hagerstown-Martinsburg-WV area has 96,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.6% unemployment rate, $18.36/hr average worker wage, and a $38,190 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.499 out of every 1000 jobs in Martinsburg are held by veterinarians, and 0.458/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 8 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Martinsburg, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($23,472/yr) for veterinary students, with Blue Ridge Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,533/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Martinsburg|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||45.6 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||47.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||53.6 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||53.7 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||58.2 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||61.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||62.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||63.3 miles|