Veterinary Assistant in Florida

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Florida


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Florida graduates receive degrees in veterinary assisting. Thus, Florida's 13 veterinary assistant schools put out approximately 259 veterinary assistants each year.

Top Schools

Florida Institute of Animal Arts, which is located in Winter Park, is the top-ranked school in Florida that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 63rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Florida Institute of Animal Arts graduated 107 students from its veterinary assistant program.

The second-ranked school in Florida with a veterinary assistant program is Sarasota County Technical Institute, which is located in Sarasota. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide.

The third-ranked school in Florida with a veterinary assistant program is Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center, which is located in Ocala. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. 11 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center in 2010. Tuition at Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center was $0 per year.

Cost

Veterinary assistant schools in Florida, charge students an average tuition of $3,291 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $13,900 per year, or as little as $2,190 per year. In 2010, the veterinary assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Florida were:

  1. Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Fort Lauderdale, students are charged $13,900 per year
  2. Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $11,000 per year
  3. Daytona State College - located in Daytona Beach, students are charged $2,877 per year

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

  1. College of Central Florida - located in Ocala, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. Brevard Community College - located in Cocoa, students are charged $2,256 per year
  3. Hillsborough Community College - located in Tampa, students are charged $2,264 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a Florida school... what next?

Most people who graduate from veterinary assistant school in Florida go on to work as a veterinary assistant. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in Florida, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,980 Florida veterinary assistants as of 2010. In Florida, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Hernando County - 1,070 veterinary assistants
  2. Lake County - 450 veterinary assistants
  3. Baker County - 300 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinary assistants in the state of Florida will grow to 5,140. This would require a 12% growth in the profession.

Salary

A veterinary assistant in Florida makes an average of $21,670 per year. However, Florida veterinary assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,710 per year to more than $44,990 per year in 2010. A veterinary assistant in the following Florida counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. DeSoto County - $32,290 per year
  2. Broward County - $25,540 per year
  3. Martin County - $24,830 per year

The following counties in Florida have the lowest average salaries for veterinary assistants:

  1. Gadsden County - $17,850 per year
  2. Alachua County - $17,970 per year
  3. Marion County - $19,070 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Florida 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 Florida
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in Florida
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Florida

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,614 miles from location Miami Dade College Miami FL 21.2072 n/a 59,120
5,780 miles from location St Petersburg College Clearwater FL 18.6493 n/a 29,282
5,764 miles from location Hillsborough Community College Tampa FL 20.5441 n/a 26,964
5,663 miles from location Brevard Community College Cocoa FL 23.0121 n/a 17,853
5,685 miles from location Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL 17.1637 n/a 17,352
5,752 miles from location College of Central Florida Ocala FL 17.9398 n/a 8,289
5,782 miles from location Florida Gateway College Lake City FL 19.1971 n/a 3,187
5,713 miles from location Westside Tech Winter Garden FL 10.7098 n/a 1,065
5,615 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Fort Lauderdale FL 17.7377 n/a 1,024
5,720 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Jacksonville FL 21.8357 n/a 875
5,751 miles from location Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center Ocala FL 27.8431 100% 540
5,764 miles from location Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota FL 33.611 n/a 471
5,697 miles from location Florida Institute of Animal Arts Winter Park FL 37.0481 100% 452
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 3,980 $21,670 -3.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary assistant related jobs in Florida