Veterinary Assistant in Oregon

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Oregon


Around 0.2% of Oregon's graduates graduate from veterinary assisting degree programs every year. Thus, Oregon's 3 veterinary assistant schools put out approximately 151 veterinary assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a veterinary assistant program is Carrington College-Portland, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. 102 students graduated with a degree in veterinary assistant from Carrington College-Portland in 2010.

Portland Community College, which is located in Portland, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 86th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Portland Community College veterinary assistant program. Students at Portland Community College paid $3,016 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Oregon with a veterinary assistant program is Linn-Benton Community College, which is located in Albany. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. In 2010, 16 students graduated from Linn-Benton Community College veterinary assistant program. Linn-Benton Community College charged in-state students $3,234 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oregon's veterinary assistant schools ranges from $3,234 per year to $3,016 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,083 per year. In 2010, the veterinary assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year
  2. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year

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

  1. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  2. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary assistant school in Oregon go on to work as a veterinary assistant. Oregon had 1,140 veterinary assistants in 2010. The largest populations of Oregon veterinary assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 800 veterinary assistants
  2. Baker County - 80 veterinary assistants
  3. Jackson County - 70 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinary assistants in the state of Oregon will grow to 1,640. This would require a 24% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, veterinary assistants earn $23,400 per year. However, Oregon veterinary assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,050 per year to more than $32,040 per year in 2010. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for a veterinary assistant are:

  1. Marion County - $25,630 per year
  2. Jackson County - $24,430 per year
  3. Lane County - $24,260 per year

A veterinary assistant in the following counties in Oregon make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Baker County - $20,490 per year
  2. Clackamas County - $23,560 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $24,100 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in veterinary assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Oregon
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,761 miles from location Carrington College-Portland Portland OR 32.2652 100% 1,990
 

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 + 1,140 $23,400 9.6%
 

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