If you decide that you want to get a veterinary certificate, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 veterinary schools in Seattle, Washington. Seattle has a total population of 563,374 and a student population of 95,293. Of these students, 46,719 are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
The largest veterinary school in Seattle, by student population, is Pima Medical Institute. Approximately 74 students graduated in 2010 from Pima Medical Institute with credentials in veterinary.
In 2010, 81 students graduated with a veterinary certificate in Seattle. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,445 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Seattle veterinary schools was an average of $37,120 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,035 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in Seattle. And if you live on campus at one of the Seattle-based veterinary schools, you will have an added expense of $9,693 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,496.
After graduating with your credentials in veterinary, if you decide to work as a veterinarian in Seattle, your job prospects are good. There were 4,980 veterinarians working in Washington State and 1,630 working in the greater Seattle area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of veterinarians is expected to increase by 16% in Seattle. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Seattle is $22,340 per year, which is higher than the average for veterinarians state-wide.
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