Veterinary Technician in Oregon

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in Oregon


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Oregon graduates receive degrees in veterinary technology. In other words, every year an estimated 151 veterinary technicians graduate from Oregon's 3 veterinary technician schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a veterinary technician 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 technician from Carrington College-Portland in 2010.

Portland Community College, which was ranked 86th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, Portland Community College graduated 27 students from its veterinary technician program. Portland Community College charged in-state students $3,016 in tuition fees per year.

Linn-Benton Community College, which is located in Albany, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a veterinary technician program. It received a ranking of 90th in the country in 2010. 16 students graduated with degree in veterinary technician from Linn-Benton Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Linn-Benton Community College was $3,234 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's veterinary technician schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,083 per year, though tuition can range from $3,234 per year to $3,016 per year. The Oregon veterinary technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 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 technician 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 technician degree from an Oregon school... what next?

Most people who graduate from veterinary technician school in Oregon go on to work as a veterinary technician. In 2010, there were 1,300 veterinary technicians working in Oregon. The following counties have the largest number of Oregon veterinary technicians:

  1. Clackamas County - 660 veterinary technicians
  2. Lane County - 170 veterinary technicians
  3. Deschutes County - 130 veterinary technicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinary technicians is expected to grow by 24% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,630 veterinary technicians working in the Oregon then.

Salary

On average, a veterinary technician earns a salary of $30,460 per year in Oregon state. However, this number is only an average. veterinary technicians in Oregon had varying salaries from $20,170 to $43,080 per year in 2010. A veterinary technician in the following Oregon counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clackamas County - $31,880 per year
  2. Baker County - $31,350 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $30,780 per year

The following counties in Oregon have the lowest average salaries for veterinary technicians:

  1. Douglas County - $23,660 per year
  2. Linn County - $26,630 per year
  3. Lane County - $29,110 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in veterinary technology. 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 Technology in Oregon
  • Certificate in Veterinary Technology 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 Technician gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 1,300 $30,460 3.2%
 

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