Veterinary Assistant in Washington State

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Washington State


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Washington State students graduate with degrees in veterinary assisting. That means an estimated 210 veterinary assistants graduate from Washington State's 8 veterinary assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a veterinary assistant program is Pima Medical Institute. Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Renton. 53 students graduated with a degree in veterinary assistant from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Seattle, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 73rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 71 students graduated from Pima Medical Institute veterinary assistant program.

Bellingham Technical College, which is located in Bellingham, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. 6 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Bellingham Technical College in 2010. Tuition at Bellingham Technical College was $3,745 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Washington State's veterinary assistant schools ranges from $3,745 per year to $2,785 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,379 per year. The Washington State veterinary assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bellingham Technical College - located in Bellingham, students are charged $3,745 per year
  2. Yakima Valley Community College - located in Yakima, students are charged $3,442 per year
  3. Lower Columbia College - located in Longview, students are charged $3,405 per year

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

  1. Renton Technical College - located in Renton, students are charged $2,785 per year
  2. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - located in Lakewood, students are charged $3,273 per year
  3. Lower Columbia College - located in Longview, students are charged $3,405 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary assistant graduates in Washington State pursue careers as a veterinary assistant. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,800 Washington State veterinary assistants as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Washington State veterinary assistants:

  1. King County - 720 veterinary assistants
  2. Spokane County - 200 veterinary assistants
  3. Pierce County - 130 veterinary assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinary assistants is expected to grow by 23% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,280 veterinary assistants working in the Washington State then.

Salary

On average, a veterinary assistant earns a salary of $24,140 per year in Washington State state. However, this number is only an average. veterinary assistants in Washington State had varying salaries from $18,380 to $35,680 per year in 2010. On average a veterinary assistant earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Whatcom County - $25,960 per year
  2. King County - $25,400 per year
  3. Kitsap County - $24,380 per year

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

  1. Pierce County - $22,240 per year
  2. Clallam County - $22,260 per year
  3. Spokane County - $22,620 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary assisting in Washington State 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 Washington State
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,468 miles from location Carrington College-Spokane Spokane WA n/a n/a n/a
7,710 miles from location Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood WA 12.9816 n/a 8,188
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,684 miles from location Renton Technical College Renton WA 22.262 n/a 4,346
7,756 miles from location Lower Columbia College Longview WA 16.7356 n/a 4,290
7,660 miles from location Bellingham Technical College Bellingham WA 23.5145 n/a 2,864
7,684 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Seattle WA 27.2568 n/a 776
7,686 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Renton WA 27.7677 n/a 728
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 1,800 $24,140 -2.7%
 

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