Yakima has a general population of 71,845 and an overall student population of 5,297. Approximately 4,724 of Yakima's students are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Yakima Valley Community College is the largest veterinary school in Yakima, based on student population. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from Yakima Valley Community College with credentials in veterinary.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in veterinary in Yakima in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Yakima's veterinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in instate tuition and $10,009 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in Yakima. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board at Yakima-based veterinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Yakima, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,860 veterinarians in Washington State, 60 were working in the greater Yakima area. By the year 2018, the number of veterinarians is expected to increase by 23% in Yakima. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Yakima is $24,600 per year, which is higher than the average for veterinarians state-wide.