Lakewood has a general population of 58,211 and an overall student population of 14,761. Approximately 8,188 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Lakewood's largest veterinary school is Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Veterinary program at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a veterinary degree in Lakewood. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,883 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $996 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in Lakewood.
Many veterinary graduates choose to work as veterinarians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lakewood, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,980 veterinarians in Washington State, 570 were working in the greater Lakewood area. The government projects that the number of veterinarians in Lakewood will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Lakewood is $21,150 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.