Veterinary Assistant in Nevada

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Nevada


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Nevada students graduate with degrees in veterinary assisting. That means an estimated 83 veterinary assistants graduate from Nevada's 2 veterinary assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Las Vegas, is the top-ranked school in Nevada that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 72 students from its veterinary assistant program.

Truckee Meadows Community College, which is located in Reno, is the second-ranked school in Nevada that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 88th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Truckee Meadows Community College graduated 6 students from its veterinary assistant program. Truckee Meadows Community College charged in-state students $2,243 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Nevada veterinary assistant school, average tuition will be $1,122 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,243 per year to $2,243 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nevada veterinary assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

  1. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary assistant school in Nevada go on to work as a veterinary assistant. 680 veterinary assistants were working in Nevada in 2010. The Nevada counties with the largest populations of veterinary assistants are:

  1. Clark County - 470 veterinary assistants
  2. Pinal County - 160 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinary assistants is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 900 veterinary assistants working in the Nevada then.

Salary

On average, veterinary assistants earn $22,390 per year. In 2010, however, some Nevada veterinary assistants earned as little as less than $15,880 per year or as much as more than $33,760 per year. The following counties in Nevada have the highest average salaries for veterinary assistants:

  1. Pinal County - $23,630 per year
  2. Clark County - $22,100 per year

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

  1. Clark County - $22,100 per year
  2. Pinal County - $23,630 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary assisting in Nevada 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.

  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Nevada

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,783 miles from location Truckee Meadows Community College Reno NV 11.7657 n/a 12,942
7,611 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Las Vegas NV 22.0107 n/a 992
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 680 $22,390 9.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary assistant related jobs in Nevada