There are schools offering veterinary technician programs in California!
Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in California
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Each year, roughly 0.1% of California students graduate with degrees in veterinary technology. Thus, California's 18 veterinary technician schools put out approximately 483 veterinary technicians each year.
Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill, which is located in Pleasant Hill, is the top-ranked school in California that has a veterinary technician 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 technician program.
The second-ranked school in California with a veterinary technician 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 technician program.
Carrington College California-San Jose, which is located in San Jose, is the third-ranked school in California that has a veterinary technician program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 39 students graduated with degree in veterinary technician from Carrington College California-San Jose in 2010. Students at Carrington College California-San Jose paid $0 per year in tuition fees.
Tuition at California's veterinary technician schools ranges from $13,418 per year to $644 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,144 per year. The California veterinary technician 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 following California veterinary technician schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- 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 technician degree from a California school... what next?
A large number of California veterinary technician graduates become veterinary technicians. In 2010, there were 9,210 veterinary technicians working in California. The California counties with the largest populations of veterinary technicians are:
- Los Angeles County - 1,550 veterinary technicians
- Orange County - 1,520 veterinary technicians
- Alameda County - 810 veterinary technicians
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinary technicians is expected to grow by 35% by 2018. There are projected to be 12,700 veterinary technicians working in the California then.
A veterinary technician in California earns $35,300 per year on average. However, California veterinary technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,080 per year to more than $59,010 per year in 2010. A veterinary technician in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- El Dorado County - $44,580 per year
- San Benito County - $41,290 per year
- Marin County - $40,250 per year
The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for veterinary technicians:
- Stanislaus County - $24,810 per year
- Shasta County - $28,010 per year
- Kern County - $29,940 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in veterinary technology 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 Technology in California
- Certificate in Veterinary Technology 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 Technician gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians +||9,210||$35,300||24.8%|
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