Veterinary Assistant in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in New Jersey


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of New Jersey receive veterinary assisting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 38 veterinary assistants graduate from New Jersey's 2 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey with a veterinary assistant program is Bergen Community College, which is located in Paramus. In 2010, it was ranked 88th nationwide. 19 students graduated with a degree in veterinary assistant from Bergen Community College in 2010. Tuition at Bergen Community College was $3,733 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Jersey with a veterinary assistant program is Camden County College, which is located in Blackwood. In 2010, it was ranked 89th nationwide. In 2010, Camden County College graduated 19 students from its veterinary assistant program. Camden County College charged in-state students $3,720 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of New Jersey's veterinary assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,727 per year, though tuition can range from $3,733 per year to $3,720 per year. In 2010, the veterinary assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Jersey were:

  1. Bergen Community College - located in Paramus, students are charged $3,733 per year
  2. Camden County College - located in Blackwood, students are charged $3,720 per year

The lowest tuition rates at New Jersey veterinary assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Camden County College - located in Blackwood, students are charged $3,720 per year
  2. Bergen Community College - located in Paramus, students are charged $3,733 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

A large number of New Jersey veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. New Jersey had 1,460 veterinary assistants in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of New Jersey veterinary assistants:

  1. Middlesex County - 400 veterinary assistants
  2. Essex County - 380 veterinary assistants
  3. Burlington County - 240 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,900 veterinary assistants will be working in New Jersey state. This would require the number of veterinary assistants to grow by 13%.

Salary

On average, a veterinary assistant earns a salary of $25,080 per year in New Jersey state. But, salaries for veterinary assistants can vary. In 2010, veterinary assistants made as little as less than $16,080 per year or as much as more than $50,280 per year in New Jersey. A veterinary assistant in the following New Jersey counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Essex County - $28,790 per year
  2. Mercer County - $27,530 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $23,990 per year

On average, veterinary assistants earns the least in the following New Jersey counties:

  1. Burlington County - $22,520 per year
  2. Atlantic County - $22,900 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $23,990 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary assisting in New Jersey 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 New Jersey

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,399 miles from location Bergen Community College Paramus NJ 11.8148 n/a 16,469
5,434 miles from location Camden County College Blackwood NJ 11.4238 n/a 15,670
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 1,460 $25,080 9.8%
 

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