Veterinary Technician in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in Massachusetts


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Massachusetts graduates receive degrees in veterinary technology. In other words, every year an estimated 101 veterinary technicians graduate from Massachusetts' 5 veterinary technician schools.

Top Schools

Mount Ida College, which was ranked 54th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Newton Center. 43 students graduated with a degree in veterinary technician from Mount Ida College in 2010. 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 technician program. It is located in Worcester. In 2010, Becker College graduated 33 students from its veterinary technician program. The tuition rate at Becker College was $26,880 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a veterinary technician program is Holyoke Community College, which is located in Holyoke. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. In 2010, Holyoke Community College graduated 11 students from its veterinary technician programs. Holyoke Community College charged in-state students $3,276 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Veterinary technician schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $12,506 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $26,880 per year, or as little as $3,276 per year. In 2010, the veterinary technician schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Massachusetts 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 veterinary technician schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Massachusetts were:

  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 technician degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

A large number of Massachusetts veterinary technician graduates become veterinary technicians. 3,180 veterinary technicians were working in Massachusetts in 2010. The largest populations of Massachusetts veterinary technicians are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 1,790 veterinary technicians
  2. Windham County - 600 veterinary technicians
  3. Hartford County - 250 veterinary technicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinary technicians is expected to grow by 34% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,380 veterinary technicians working in the Massachusetts then.

Salary

A veterinary technician in Massachusetts makes an average of $35,190 per year. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts veterinary technicians earned as little as less than $21,110 per year or as much as more than $50,080 per year. The following counties in Massachusetts have the highest average salaries for veterinary technicians:

  1. Windham County - $36,440 per year
  2. Barnstable County - $35,190 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $34,335 per year

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

  1. Hartford County - $27,040 per year
  2. Worcester County - $31,570 per year
  3. Bristol County - $32,938 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary technology in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Veterinary Technology 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 Technician 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 Technologists and Technicians + 3,180 $35,190 83.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary technician related jobs in Massachusetts