Veterinary Assistant in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Tennessee


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Tennessee graduates receive degrees in veterinary assisting. Thus, Tennessee's 5 veterinary assistant schools put out approximately 54 veterinary assistants each year.

Top Schools

Lincoln Memorial University, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Harrogate. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Lincoln Memorial University's veterinary assistant program. Lincoln Memorial University charged in-state students $16,200 in tuition fees per year.

Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, which is located in Memphis, is the second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis graduated 7 students from its veterinary assistant program.

Volunteer State Community College, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Gallatin. 7 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Volunteer State Community College in 2010. Volunteer State Community College charged in-state students $3,101 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's veterinary assistant schools ranges from $16,200 per year to $3,073 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,133 per year. In 2010, the following Tennessee veterinary assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Lincoln Memorial University - located in Harrogate, students are charged $16,200 per year
  2. Chattanooga State Community College - located in Chattanooga, students are charged $3,290 per year
  3. Volunteer State Community College - located in Gallatin, students are charged $3,101 per year

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

  1. Columbia State Community College - located in Columbia, students are charged $3,073 per year
  2. Volunteer State Community College - located in Gallatin, students are charged $3,101 per year
  3. Chattanooga State Community College - located in Chattanooga, students are charged $3,290 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a Tennessee school... what next?

A large number of Tennessee veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in Tennessee, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,720 Tennessee veterinary assistants as of 2010. In Tennessee, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Cannon County - 460 veterinary assistants
  2. Crittenden County - 200 veterinary assistants
  3. Bedford County - 200 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinary assistants in Tennessee will grow by 17%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,880 veterinary assistants working in Tennessee.

Salary

On average, a veterinary assistant earns a salary of $21,200 per year in Tennessee state. In 2010, however, some Tennessee veterinary assistants earned as little as less than $15,480 per year or as much as more than $35,710 per year. The following counties in Tennessee have the highest average salaries for veterinary assistants:

  1. Anderson County - $23,500 per year
  2. Hawkins County - $22,140 per year
  3. Crittenden County - $21,880 per year

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

  1. Christian County - $17,300 per year
  2. Bradley County - $17,940 per year
  3. Grainger County - $18,150 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary assisting in Tennessee and to compare salaries with various related fields such as veterinary or dog training, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in Tennessee
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Tennessee

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,956 miles from location Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga TN 8.14202 n/a 9,431
6,030 miles from location Volunteer State Community College Gallatin TN 14.7314 77% 8,430
6,062 miles from location Columbia State Community College Columbia TN 9.79381 n/a 5,581
5,873 miles from location Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN 22.2824 33% 3,948
6,227 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis Memphis TN 22.0968 n/a 787
 

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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 + 1,720 $21,200 21.1%
 

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