Veterinary Assistant in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Massachusetts


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive veterinary assisting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 101 veterinary assistants graduate from Massachusetts' 5 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a veterinary assistant program is Mount Ida College. Mount Ida College, which was ranked 54th in the country in 2010, is located in Newton Center. In 2010, Mount Ida College graduated 43 students from its veterinary assistant program. The tuition rate at Mount Ida College was $24,500 per year.

Becker College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Worcester. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Becker College veterinary assistant program. Becker College charged in-state students $26,880 in tuition fees per year.

Holyoke Community College, which is located in Holyoke, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Holyoke Community College graduated 11 students from its veterinary assistant programs. Students at Holyoke Community College paid $3,276 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Massachusetts veterinary assistant school, average tuition will be $12,506 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,276 per year to $26,880 per year. The Massachusetts veterinary assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Becker College - located in Worcester, students are charged $26,880 per year
  2. Mount Ida College - located in Newton Center, students are charged $24,500 per year
  3. Berkshire Community College - located in Pittsfield, students are charged $4,152 per year

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

  1. Holyoke Community College - located in Holyoke, students are charged $3,276 per year
  2. North Shore Community College - located in Danvers, students are charged $3,720 per year
  3. Berkshire Community College - located in Pittsfield, students are charged $4,152 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary assistant school in Massachusetts go on to work as a veterinary assistant. In 2010, there were 1,710 veterinary assistants working in Massachusetts. The largest populations of Massachusetts veterinary assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 990 veterinary assistants
  2. Windham County - 170 veterinary assistants
  3. Essex County - 140 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinary assistants in Massachusetts will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,910 veterinary assistants working in Massachusetts.

Salary

A veterinary assistant in Massachusetts makes an average of $30,820 per year. However, this number is only an average. veterinary assistants in Massachusetts had varying salaries from $16,650 to $45,630 per year in 2010. On average a veterinary assistant earns the most in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Bristol County - $32,650 per year
  2. Barnstable County - $31,990 per year
  3. Windham County - $28,110 per year

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

  1. Hartford County - $21,440 per year
  2. Essex County - $23,165 per year
  3. Franklin County - $26,060 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,264 miles from location North Shore Community College Danvers MA 11.9872 n/a 7,968
5,342 miles from location Holyoke Community College Holyoke MA 13.31 n/a 7,473
5,379 miles from location Berkshire Community College Pittsfield MA 11.2065 n/a 2,601
5,301 miles from location Becker College Worcester MA 17.8837 34% 1,758
5,270 miles from location Mount Ida College Newton Center MA 46.184 31% 1,487
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 1,710 $30,820 -20.8%
 

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