Veterinary Assistant in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in South Carolina


Around 0.1% of South Carolina's graduates graduate from veterinary assisting degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 61 veterinary assistants graduate from South Carolina's 5 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

Newberry College, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Newberry. no students graduated with a degree in veterinary assistant from Newberry College in 2010. The tuition rate at Newberry College was $22,518 per year.

Piedmont Technical College, which was ranked 89th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Greenwood. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Piedmont Technical College veterinary assistant program. Students at Piedmont Technical College paid $3,662 per year in tuition fees.

Greenville Technical College, which is located in Greenville, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 90th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Greenville Technical College veterinary assistant program. Students at Greenville Technical College paid $3,636 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at South Carolina's veterinary assistant schools ranges from $22,518 per year to $3,365 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,342 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina veterinary assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Newberry College - located in Newberry, students are charged $22,518 per year
  2. Piedmont Technical College - located in Greenwood, students are charged $3,662 per year
  3. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

The following South Carolina veterinary assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Tri-County Technical College - located in Pendleton, students are charged $3,365 per year
  2. Trident Technical College - located in Charleston, students are charged $3,530 per year
  3. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary assistant school in South Carolina go on to work as a veterinary assistant. South Carolina had 750 veterinary assistants in 2010. In South Carolina, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Greenville County - 230 veterinary assistants
  2. Spartanburg County - 60 veterinary assistants
  3. Horry County - 40 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinary assistants in the state of South Carolina will grow to 790. This would require a 17% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, veterinary assistants earn $23,550 per year. But, salaries for veterinary assistants can vary. In 2010, veterinary assistants made as little as less than $16,130 per year or as much as more than $48,570 per year in South Carolina. A veterinary assistant in the following South Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Horry County - $25,690 per year
  2. Anderson County - $23,940 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $23,930 per year

On average, veterinary assistants earns the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Spartanburg County - $20,440 per year
  2. Greenville County - $21,960 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $23,930 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,792 miles from location Greenville Technical College Greenville SC 10.0617 n/a 15,089
5,647 miles from location Trident Technical College Charleston SC 9.83283 n/a 14,834
5,813 miles from location Tri-County Technical College Pendleton SC 8.36484 n/a 6,758
5,774 miles from location Piedmont Technical College Greenwood SC 10.844 n/a 5,566
5,747 miles from location Newberry College Newberry SC 51.6651 33% 1,103
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in South Carolina

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 750 $23,550 -23.5%
 

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