Veterinary Assistant in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Kentucky


Around 0.1% of Kentucky's graduates graduate from veterinary assisting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 125 veterinary assistants graduate from Kentucky's 3 veterinary assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Murray State University, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Murray. In 2010, 70 students graduated from Murray State University's veterinary assistant program. Students at Murray State University paid $6,264 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a veterinary assistant program is Morehead State University. Morehead State University, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Morehead. 16 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Morehead State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Morehead State University was $6,492 per year.

Brown Mackie College-Louisville, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Louisville. 39 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Brown Mackie College-Louisville in 2010. Brown Mackie College-Louisville charged in-state students $9,334 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Kentucky's veterinary assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,363 per year, though tuition can range from $9,334 per year to $6,264 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Kentucky veterinary assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Brown Mackie College-Louisville - located in Louisville, students are charged $9,334 per year
  2. Morehead State University - located in Morehead, students are charged $6,492 per year
  3. Murray State University - located in Murray, students are charged $6,264 per year

The following Kentucky veterinary assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Murray State University - located in Murray, students are charged $6,264 per year
  2. Morehead State University - located in Morehead, students are charged $6,492 per year
  3. Brown Mackie College-Louisville - located in Louisville, students are charged $9,334 per year

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

A large number of Kentucky veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. In 2010, there were 1,010 veterinary assistants working in Kentucky. The largest populations of Kentucky veterinary assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 310 veterinary assistants
  2. Anderson County
  3. Bell County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinary assistants in Kentucky will grow by 25%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 950 veterinary assistants working in Kentucky.

Salary

On average, veterinary assistants earn $20,810 per year. In 2010, however, some Kentucky veterinary assistants earned as little as less than $15,480 per year or as much as more than $29,850 per year. A veterinary assistant in the following Kentucky counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Adair County - $21,880 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $21,660 per year
  3. Clark County - $21,430 per year

The Kentucky counties with the lowest average salary for veterinary assistants are:

  1. Bell County - $17,940 per year
  2. Anderson County - $19,640 per year
  3. Clark County - $21,430 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in veterinary assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in Kentucky

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,132 miles from location Murray State University Murray KY 29.8511 50% 10,071
5,868 miles from location Morehead State University Morehead KY 25.4731 43% 8,822
5,991 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Louisville Louisville KY 15.2356 n/a 1,536
 

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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 + 1,010 $20,810 48.5%
 

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