Veterinary Assistant in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Minnesota


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Minnesota receive veterinary assisting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 323 veterinary assistants graduate from Minnesota's 13 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

Minnesota School of Business, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, 29 students graduated from Minnesota School of Business' veterinary assistant program. Tuition at Minnesota School of Business was $15,660 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a veterinary assistant program is Globe University. Globe University, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Globe University veterinary assistant program. Globe University charged in-state students $15,660 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a veterinary assistant program is Ridgewater College. Ridgewater College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Willmar. In 2010, Ridgewater College graduated 46 students from its veterinary assistant programs. Tuition at Ridgewater College was $5,280 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Minnesota veterinary assistant school, average tuition will be $14,276 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,159 per year to $19,812 per year. In 2010, the veterinary assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. Argosy University-Twin Cities - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. Duluth Business University - located in Duluth, students are charged $15,785 per year
  3. Minnesota School of Business-Elk River - located in Elk River, students are charged $15,660 per year

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

  1. Rochester Community and Technical College - located in Rochester, students are charged $5,159 per year
  2. Ridgewater College - located in Willmar, students are charged $5,280 per year
  3. Minnesota School of Business-Elk River - located in Elk River, students are charged $15,660 per year

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

A large number of Minnesota veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,020 Minnesota veterinary assistants as of 2010. The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of veterinary assistants are:

  1. Anoka County - 760 veterinary assistants
  2. Carlton County - 70 veterinary assistants
  3. Dodge County - 60 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinary assistants in Minnesota will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,300 veterinary assistants working in Minnesota.

Salary

On average, veterinary assistants earn $24,520 per year. However, Minnesota veterinary assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,020 per year to more than $43,960 per year in 2010. A veterinary assistant in the following Minnesota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Dodge County - $33,250 per year
  2. Becker County - $25,840 per year
  3. Anoka County - $24,390 per year

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

  1. Big Stone County - $19,690 per year
  2. Carlton County - $23,540 per year
  3. Anoka County - $24,390 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,386 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville Lakeville MN n/a n/a n/a
6,345 miles from location Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester MN 13.4103 n/a 6,269
6,472 miles from location Ridgewater College Willmar MN 19.0395 n/a 4,318
6,380 miles from location Argosy University-Twin Cities Saint Paul MN 18.9617 n/a 2,313
6,369 miles from location Globe University Saint Paul MN 23.3605 100% 1,220
6,430 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park Waite Park MN 11.472 100% 1,001
6,380 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 12.9705 100% 979
6,349 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Rochester MN 14.5759 100% 711
6,396 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 25.3727 100% 544
6,399 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee Shakopee MN 14.6417 100% 460
6,327 miles from location Duluth Business University Duluth MN 14.7866 n/a 367
6,398 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Elk River Elk River MN n/a n/a 335
6,543 miles from location Minnesota School of Business - Moorhead Moorhead MN n/a n/a 318
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 1,020 $24,520 15.9%
 

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