Veterinary Assistant in Georgia

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Georgia


Around 0.0% of Georgia's graduates graduate from veterinary assisting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 93 veterinary assistants graduate from Georgia's 4 veterinary assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Fort Valley State University, which is located in Fort Valley, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. 10 students graduated with a degree in veterinary assistant from Fort Valley State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Fort Valley State University was $5,562 per year.

Ogeechee Technical College, which is located in Statesboro, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. 20 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Ogeechee Technical College in 2010. The tuition rate at Ogeechee Technical College was $2,283 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a veterinary assistant program is Athens Technical College, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. In 2010, Athens Technical College graduated 18 students from its veterinary assistant programs. The tuition rate at Athens Technical College was $1,863 per year.

Cost

Veterinary assistant schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $2,943 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,562 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. In 2010, the veterinary assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Fort Valley State University - located in Fort Valley, students are charged $5,562 per year
  2. Ogeechee Technical College - located in Statesboro, students are charged $2,283 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

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

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year
  3. Ogeechee Technical College - located in Statesboro, students are charged $2,283 per year

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

A large number of Georgia veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. 1,460 veterinary assistants were working in Georgia in 2010. In Georgia, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 970 veterinary assistants
  2. Clarke County - 110 veterinary assistants
  3. Russell County - 60 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 340 veterinary assistants will be working in Georgia state. This would require the number of veterinary assistants to grow by 9%.

Salary

A veterinary assistant in Georgia earns $23,210 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Georgia veterinary assistants earned as little as less than $15,480 per year or as much as more than $34,090 per year. A veterinary assistant in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Barrow County - $24,350 per year
  2. Clarke County - $24,070 per year
  3. Appling County - $19,180 per year

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

  1. Russell County - $19,030 per year
  2. Burke County - $19,130 per year
  3. Appling County - $19,180 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary assisting in Georgia 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 Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in Georgia
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 1,460 $23,210 -38.9%
 

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