Veterinary Assistant in Arizona

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Arizona


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Arizona graduates receive degrees in veterinary assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 286 veterinary assistants graduate from Arizona's 11 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a veterinary assistant program is Carrington College-Phoenix, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, Carrington College-Phoenix graduated 66 students from its veterinary assistant program.

Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Mesa, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 36 students from its veterinary assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a veterinary assistant program is Anthem College-Phoenix, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Anthem College-Phoenix veterinary assistant program. Students at Anthem College-Phoenix paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Arizona's veterinary assistant schools ranges from $2,310 per year to $1,412 per year. But, the average tuition is $606 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona veterinary assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year
  2. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year

The veterinary assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary assistant graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a veterinary assistant. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 800 Arizona veterinary assistants as of 2010. In Arizona, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 410 veterinary assistants
  2. Pima County - 230 veterinary assistants
  3. Mohave County - 40 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinary assistants in Arizona will grow by 11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,000 veterinary assistants working in Arizona.

Salary

On average, veterinary assistants earn $19,940 per year. However, this number is only an average. veterinary assistants in Arizona had varying salaries from $16,050 to $34,460 per year in 2010. A veterinary assistant in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Maricopa County - $20,600 per year
  2. Pima County - $19,130 per year
  3. Mohave County - $18,390 per year

A veterinary assistant in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Mohave County - $18,390 per year
  2. Pima County - $19,130 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $20,600 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in veterinary assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as veterinary or dog training.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in Arizona
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,477 miles from location Carrington College-Mesa Mesa AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,444 miles from location Carrington College-Tucson Tucson AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,490 miles from location Carrington College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 32.4784 100% 5,844
7,478 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ 27.6782 n/a 1,274
7,441 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Tucson AZ 26.4718 n/a 1,198
7,487 miles from location Anthem College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 26.9595 n/a 816
7,489 miles from location Kaplan College Phoenix AZ 20.956 n/a 690
7,468 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ n/a n/a 547
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 800 $19,940 -44.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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