Veterinary Assistant in North Carolina

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in North Carolina


Each year, roughly 0.0% of North Carolina students graduate with degrees in veterinary assisting. That means an estimated 91 veterinary assistants graduate from North Carolina's 5 veterinary assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Carolina that has a veterinary assistant program is Davidson County Community College. Davidson County Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Thomasville. 14 students graduated with a degree in veterinary assistant from Davidson County Community College in 2010. Students at Davidson County Community College paid $1,466 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in North Carolina with a veterinary assistant program is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, which is located in Asheville. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. 20 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 2010. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College charged in-state students $1,609 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in North Carolina with a veterinary assistant program is Central Carolina Community College, which is located in Sanford. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. In 2010, Central Carolina Community College graduated 29 students from its veterinary assistant programs. The tuition rate at Central Carolina Community College was $1,896 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of North Carolina's veterinary assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,759 per year, though tuition can range from $1,984 per year to $1,466 per year. In 2010, the veterinary assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in North Carolina were:

  1. Gaston College - located in Dallas, students are charged $1,984 per year
  2. Central Carolina Community College - located in Sanford, students are charged $1,896 per year
  3. Alamance Community College - located in Graham, students are charged $1,838 per year

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

  1. Davidson County Community College - located in Thomasville, students are charged $1,466 per year
  2. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - located in Asheville, students are charged $1,609 per year
  3. Alamance Community College - located in Graham, students are charged $1,838 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a North Carolina school... what next?

A large number of North Carolina veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in North Carolina, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,550 North Carolina veterinary assistants as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of North Carolina veterinary assistants:

  1. Franklin County - 770 veterinary assistants
  2. Chatham County - 250 veterinary assistants
  3. Buncombe County - 220 veterinary assistants

Salary

A veterinary assistant in North Carolina makes an average of $23,160 per year. However, this number is only an average. veterinary assistants in North Carolina had varying salaries from $15,540 to $41,790 per year in 2010. A veterinary assistant in the following North Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Chatham County - $30,460 per year
  2. Onslow County - $26,070 per year
  3. Buncombe County - $24,080 per year

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

  1. Caswell County - $18,930 per year
  2. Guilford County - $19,650 per year
  3. Brunswick County - $20,790 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional North Carolina statistics regarding a career in veterinary assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Assisting in North Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,807 miles from location Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville NC 14.0717 n/a 7,542
5,728 miles from location Gaston College Dallas NC 12.3294 n/a 6,507
5,631 miles from location Alamance Community College Graham NC 12.1387 n/a 5,508
5,615 miles from location Central Carolina Community College Sanford NC 13.3093 n/a 5,381
5,675 miles from location Davidson County Community College Thomasville NC 19.4862 n/a 4,101
 

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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 + 2,550 $23,160 18.6%
 

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