Tampa has a general population of 303,447 and an overall student population of 90,964. Approximately 26,964 of Tampa's students are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Tampa's largest veterinary school is Hillsborough Community College. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Hillsborough Community College with credentials in veterinary.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a veterinary degree in Tampa. If you decide to attend one of Tampa's veterinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,234 per year in instate tuition and $24,164 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,950 for veterinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,391 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,046.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Tampa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,580 veterinarians in Florida, 1,070 were working in the greater Tampa area. The number of veterinarians in Tampa is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Tampa is $20,100 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.