Veterinary Technician in Michigan

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in Michigan


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Michigan graduates receive degrees in veterinary technology. That means an estimated 170 veterinary technicians graduate from Michigan's 12 veterinary technician schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a veterinary technician program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 22 students graduated with a degree in veterinary technician from Michigan State University in 2010. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a veterinary technician program is Siena Heights University, which is located in Adrian. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, Siena Heights University graduated 2 students from its veterinary technician program. Siena Heights University charged in-state students $19,790 in tuition fees per year.

Lansing Community College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Lansing. 1 students graduated with degree in veterinary technician from Lansing Community College in 2010. Tuition at Lansing Community College was $2,330 per year.

Cost

Veterinary technician schools in Michigan, charge students an average tuition of $7,110 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $19,790 per year, or as little as $2,164 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Michigan veterinary technician schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Siena Heights University - located in Adrian, students are charged $19,790 per year
  2. Michigan State University - located in East Lansing, students are charged $11,152 per year
  3. Baker College of Jackson - located in Jackson, students are charged $7,380 per year

The veterinary technician schools in Michigan that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Wayne County Community College District - located in Detroit, students are charged $2,164 per year
  2. Lansing Community College - located in Lansing, students are charged $2,330 per year
  3. Macomb Community College - located in Warren, students are charged $2,580 per year

A veterinary technician degree from a Michigan school... what next?

Most people who graduate from veterinary technician school in Michigan go on to work as a veterinary technician. 1,760 veterinary technicians were working in Michigan in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan veterinary technicians:

  1. Lapeer County - 680 veterinary technicians
  2. Clinton County - 170 veterinary technicians
  3. Barry County - 150 veterinary technicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinary technicians is expected to grow by 22% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,760 veterinary technicians working in the Michigan then.

Salary

On average, veterinary technicians earn $34,230 per year. In 2010, however, some Michigan veterinary technicians earned as little as less than $19,250 per year or as much as more than $57,450 per year. On average a veterinary technician earns the most in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Antrim County - $45,970 per year
  2. Wayne County - $40,170 per year
  3. Clinton County - $37,750 per year

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

  1. Ottawa County - $27,950 per year
  2. Alcona County - $28,200 per year
  3. Barry County - $28,830 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Michigan statistics regarding a career in veterinary technology. 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 Technology in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology in Michigan
  • Certificate in Veterinary Technology in Michigan

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,944 miles from location Michigan State University East Lansing MI 83.667 40% 47,071
5,867 miles from location Macomb Community College Warren MI 13.6456 n/a 24,376
5,948 miles from location Lansing Community College Lansing MI 16.5641 n/a 21,123
5,870 miles from location Wayne County Community College District Detroit MI 9.57621 n/a 20,770
5,906 miles from location Baker College of Flint Flint MI 8.69426 n/a 7,277
5,864 miles from location Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township MI 8.1289 n/a 6,455
6,033 miles from location Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon MI 11.8393 n/a 6,132
6,084 miles from location Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba MI 15.597 n/a 2,742
5,941 miles from location Baker College of Jackson Jackson MI 10.4155 n/a 2,432
5,917 miles from location Siena Heights University Adrian MI 23.1842 35% 2,351
5,996 miles from location Baker College of Cadillac Cadillac MI 14.9101 n/a 2,070
5,844 miles from location Baker College of Port Huron Port Huron MI 12.4495 n/a 1,984
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Technician gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 1,760 $34,230 3.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary technician related jobs in Michigan