Veterinary Technician in Colorado

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in Colorado


Around 0.3% of Colorado's graduates graduate from veterinary technology degree programs every year. Thus, Colorado's 7 veterinary technician schools put out approximately 469 veterinary technicians each year.

Top Schools

Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Denver. In 2010, Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology graduated 236 students from its veterinary technician program. Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology charged in-state students $9,656 in tuition fees per year.

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Denver. 42 students graduated with degree in veterinary technician from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Colorado that has a veterinary technician program is Pickens Technical College. Pickens Technical College, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Aurora. 30 students graduated with degree in veterinary technician from Pickens Technical College in 2010. Students at Pickens Technical College paid $2,226 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's veterinary technician schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,683 per year, though tuition can range from $9,656 per year to $1,650 per year. The Colorado veterinary technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology - located in Denver, students are charged $9,656 per year
  2. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  3. Front Range Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,625 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Colorado veterinary technician schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year
  3. Front Range Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,625 per year

A veterinary technician degree from a Colorado school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary technician graduates in Colorado pursue careers as a veterinary technician. Colorado had 2,590 veterinary technicians in 2010. The largest populations of Colorado veterinary technicians are working in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 1,180 veterinary technicians
  2. Larimer County - 400 veterinary technicians
  3. El Paso County - 230 veterinary technicians

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,310 veterinary technicians will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of veterinary technicians to grow by 26%.

Salary

A veterinary technician in Colorado makes an average of $29,420 per year. However, Colorado veterinary technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,770 per year to more than $44,750 per year in 2010. A veterinary technician in the following Colorado counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Archuleta County - $31,320 per year
  2. Eagle County - $31,260 per year
  3. Adams County - $30,510 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for veterinary technicians:

  1. Chaffee County - $23,180 per year
  2. Alamosa County - $23,940 per year
  3. Mesa County - $24,650 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary technology in Colorado 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 Technology in Colorado
  • Certificate in Veterinary Technology in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,019 miles from location Front Range Community College Westminster CO 13.185 n/a 18,713
7,019 miles from location Community College of Denver Denver CO 9.24406 n/a 10,918
7,143 miles from location Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs CO 16.5604 n/a 5,741
7,008 miles from location Pickens Technical College Aurora CO 25.924 n/a 1,362
7,018 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Denver CO 26.2891 n/a 1,082
7,013 miles from location Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Denver CO 28.7679 58% 776
7,016 miles from location Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 18.9389 n/a 628
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Technician gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 2,590 $29,420 40.8%
 

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