Veterinary Assistant in Oklahoma

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Oklahoma


Around 0.1% of Oklahoma's graduates graduate from veterinary assisting degree programs every year. Thus, Oklahoma's 7 veterinary assistant schools put out approximately 91 veterinary assistants each year.

Top Schools

High Plains Technology Center, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Woodward. In 2010, no students graduated from High Plains Technology Center's veterinary assistant program.

Meridian Technology Center, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Stillwater. 2 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Meridian Technology Center in 2010.

Chisholm Trail Technology Center, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Omega. The tuition rate at Chisholm Trail Technology Center was $0 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oklahoma's veterinary assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,116 per year, though tuition can range from $2,990 per year to $2,400 per year. In 2010, the following Oklahoma veterinary assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Murray State College - located in Tishomingo, students are charged $2,990 per year
  2. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,419 per year
  3. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year

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

  1. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year
  2. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,419 per year
  3. Murray State College - located in Tishomingo, students are charged $2,990 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary assistant graduates in Oklahoma pursue careers as a veterinary assistant. In 2010, there were 1,050 veterinary assistants working in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Creek County - 490 veterinary assistants
  2. Canadian County - 170 veterinary assistants
  3. Cherokee County - 110 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinary assistants in the state of Oklahoma will grow to 1,530. This would require a 42% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, veterinary assistants earn $23,950 per year. However, this number is only an average. veterinary assistants in Oklahoma had varying salaries from $15,630 to $51,400 per year in 2010. The counties in Oklahoma with the highest average salary for a veterinary assistant are:

  1. Canadian County - $32,530 per year
  2. Creek County - $23,750 per year
  3. Atoka County - $21,900 per year

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

  1. Cherokee County - $20,070 per year
  2. Adair County - $20,790 per year
  3. Beckham County - $21,670 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Oklahoma

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,555 miles from location Tulsa Community College Tulsa OK 12.6303 n/a 19,730
6,652 miles from location Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK 7.35114 n/a 7,367
6,607 miles from location Murray State College Tishomingo OK 12.8665 n/a 2,604
6,622 miles from location Meridian Technology Center Stillwater OK 28.3712 n/a 576
6,749 miles from location High Plains Technology Center Woodward OK 29.2394 n/a 288
6,555 miles from location Community Care College Tulsa OK 10.2826 n/a 286
6,683 miles from location Chisholm Trail Technology Center Omega OK 18.4787 n/a 173
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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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 + 1,050 $23,950 -2.8%
 

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