Veterinary Assistant in Missouri

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Missouri


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in veterinary assisting. That means an estimated 163 veterinary assistants graduate from Missouri's 9 veterinary assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Midwest Institute, which is located in Saint Louis, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 61st in the country in 2010. 17 students graduated with a degree in veterinary assistant from Midwest Institute in 2010.

Franklin Technology-MSSU, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Joplin. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Franklin Technology-MSSU veterinary assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a veterinary assistant program is Sanford-Brown College, which is located in Saint Peters. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. In 2010, 37 students graduated from Sanford-Brown College veterinary assistant program. The tuition rate at Sanford-Brown College was $10,578 per year.

Cost

Veterinary assistant schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $4,022 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,181 per year, or as little as $1,920 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri veterinary assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Sanford-Brown College - located in Fenton, students are charged $15,181 per year
  2. Sanford-Brown College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $10,578 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods - located in Kansas City, students are charged $2,460 per year

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

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Jefferson College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $2,040 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods - located in Kansas City, students are charged $2,460 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary assistant school in Missouri go on to work as a veterinary assistant. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,960 Missouri veterinary assistants as of 2010. The largest populations of Missouri veterinary assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 1,080 veterinary assistants
  2. Franklin County - 590 veterinary assistants
  3. Audrain County - 240 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinary assistants in Missouri will grow by 15%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,270 veterinary assistants working in Missouri.

Salary

A veterinary assistant in Missouri makes an average of $20,170 per year. However, Missouri veterinary assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,430 per year to more than $26,640 per year in 2010. A veterinary assistant in the following Missouri counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Barry County - $22,260 per year
  2. Bond County - $21,310 per year
  3. Franklin County - $20,880 per year

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

  1. Christian County - $17,340 per year
  2. Butler County - $19,470 per year
  3. Adair County - $19,690 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary assisting in Missouri 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 Missouri
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,248 miles from location Brown Mackie College-St Louis Fenton MO n/a n/a n/a
6,255 miles from location Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 18.6583 n/a 5,788
6,468 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Kansas City MO 9.55251 n/a 4,880
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,251 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Fenton MO 22.9563 n/a 1,044
6,260 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Saint Peters MO 24.7073 n/a 779
6,473 miles from location Anthem College-Kansas City Kansas City MO 15.9981 n/a 323
6,471 miles from location Franklin Technology-MSSU Joplin MO 31.8145 n/a 226
6,247 miles from location Midwest Institute Saint Louis MO 38.906 100% 191
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 1,960 $20,170 33.3%
 

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