There are schools offering veterinary assistant programs in California!
Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in California
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Around 0.1% of California's graduates graduate from veterinary assisting degree programs every year. Thus, California's 18 veterinary assistant schools put out approximately 483 veterinary assistants each year.
Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill, which is located in Pleasant Hill, is the top-ranked school in California that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill's veterinary assistant program.
The second-ranked school in California with a veterinary assistant program is Carrington College California-Citrus Heights, which is located in Citrus Heights. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, Carrington College California-Citrus Heights graduated 27 students from its veterinary assistant program.
Carrington College California-San Jose, which is located in San Jose, is the third-ranked school in California that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Carrington College California-San Jose graduated 39 students from its veterinary assistant programs. The tuition rate at Carrington College California-San Jose was $0 per year.
Tuition at California's veterinary assistant schools ranges from $13,418 per year to $644 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,144 per year. The California veterinary assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno - located in Fresno, students are charged $13,418 per year
- Foothill College - located in Los Altos, students are charged $894 per year
- Yuba College - located in Marysville, students are charged $752 per year
The lowest tuition rates at California veterinary assistant schools were charged at the following schools:
- Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
- San Diego Mesa College - located in San Diego, students are charged $658 per year
- Modesto Junior College - located in Modesto, students are charged $670 per year
A veterinary assistant degree from a California school... what next?
A large number of California veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. California had 6,940 veterinary assistants in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California veterinary assistants:
- San Diego County - 1,190 veterinary assistants
- Los Angeles County - 1,050 veterinary assistants
- Orange County - 690 veterinary assistants
The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinary assistants in the state of California will grow to 9,200. This would require a 22% growth in the profession.
A veterinary assistant in California earns $26,330 per year on average. In 2010, however, some California veterinary assistants earned as little as less than $17,370 per year or as much as more than $51,260 per year. A veterinary assistant in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- Marin County - $35,560 per year
- San Benito County - $33,250 per year
- Santa Cruz County - $31,660 per year
The California counties with the lowest average salary for veterinary assistants are:
- Stanislaus County - $21,210 per year
- Solano County - $21,300 per year
- Riverside County - $21,410 per year
For more data regarding a career in veterinary assisting in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as veterinary or dog training, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in California
- Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in California
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Featured Online Schools
|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|7,800 miles from location||Mt. San Antonio College||Walnut||CA||19.4628||n/a||29,935|
|7,957 miles from location||Santa Rosa Junior College||Santa Rosa||CA||19.5812||n/a||25,877|
|7,786 miles from location||San Diego Mesa College||San Diego||CA||15.0493||n/a||23,211|
|7,837 miles from location||Los Angeles Pierce College||Woodland Hills||CA||17.7823||n/a||21,928|
|7,890 miles from location||Modesto Junior College||Modesto||CA||14.2493||n/a||18,410|
|7,954 miles from location||Foothill College||Los Altos||CA||21.5152||n/a||18,293|
|7,891 miles from location||Cosumnes River College||Sacramento||CA||12.3879||n/a||15,946|
|7,881 miles from location||Shasta College||Redding||CA||17.9463||n/a||10,578|
|7,947 miles from location||Hartnell College||Salinas||CA||14.8313||n/a||10,451|
|7,881 miles from location||Yuba College||Marysville||CA||12.4683||n/a||8,564|
|7,887 miles from location||Carrington College California-Sacramento||Sacramento||CA||30.7306||77%||1,537|
|7,939 miles from location||Carrington College California-San Jose||San Jose||CA||31.6955||72%||1,016|
|7,785 miles from location||Pima Medical Institute||Chula Vista||CA||25.1547||n/a||896|
|7,946 miles from location||Carrington College California-San Leandro||San Leandro||CA||29.9223||73%||893|
|7,845 miles from location||San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno||Fresno||CA||20.4501||n/a||870|
|7,880 miles from location||Carrington College California-Citrus Heights||Citrus Heights||CA||32.5381||72%||815|
|7,937 miles from location||Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill||Pleasant Hill||CA||33.2966||77%||615|
|7,898 miles from location||Carrington College California-Stockton||Stockton||CA||31.1781||64%||566|
Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers +||6,940||$26,330||-18.4%|
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