Veterinary Technician in Washington State

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in Washington State


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in veterinary technology. That means an estimated 210 veterinary technicians graduate from Washington State's 8 veterinary technician schools each year.

Top Schools

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

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Seattle. In 2010, 71 students graduated from Pima Medical Institute veterinary technician program.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a veterinary technician program is Bellingham Technical College. Bellingham Technical College, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Bellingham. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Bellingham Technical College veterinary technician program. Students at Bellingham Technical College paid $3,745 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Washington State veterinary technician school, average tuition will be $2,379 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,785 per year to $3,745 per year. The Washington State veterinary technician 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 technician schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates 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 technician degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from veterinary technician school in Washington State go on to work as a veterinary technician. If you decide to work as a veterinary technician in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,820 Washington State veterinary technicians as of 2010. The Washington State counties with the largest populations of veterinary technicians are:

  1. King County - 990 veterinary technicians
  2. Pierce County - 220 veterinary technicians
  3. Kitsap County - 80 veterinary technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinary technicians in the state of Washington State will grow to 2,290. This would require a 35% growth in the profession.

Salary

A veterinary technician in Washington State makes an average of $31,690 per year. But, salaries for veterinary technicians can vary. In 2010, veterinary technicians made as little as less than $23,040 per year or as much as more than $51,980 per year in Washington State. The following counties in Washington State have the highest average salaries for veterinary technicians:

  1. Pierce County - $35,610 per year
  2. Whatcom County - $35,060 per year
  3. Grays Harbor County - $34,730 per year

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

  1. Thurston County - $28,940 per year
  2. Adams County - $28,940 per year
  3. Kitsap County - $30,950 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary technology 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 Technology in Washington State
  • Certificate in Veterinary Technology 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 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 + 1,820 $31,690 64.0%
 

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