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Veterinary Technician Schools in Iowa

There are four Iowa schools offering veterinary technician programs. 68 students graduated with degrees from Iowa veterinary technician schools in 2010. 62 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and six students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 67 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary technology every year. This accounts for 1% of veterinary technician students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, six students graduated with certificates in veterinary technology and 62 with an associate's level degree.

Four veterinary technician schools are in this state. And of these, four schools are public. Tuition at a public veterinary technician school varies from $3,204 to $3,960.

Average tuition for programs in veterinary technology is $3,576. While the highest tuition for veterinary technician programs, which is $3,960 per year, is at Iowa Western Community College, the lowest tuition in Iowa is at Des Moines Area Community College.

Schools in Iowa offer certificates and associates degrees for students pursing veterinary technician.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 67 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary technology every year. This accounts for 1% of veterinary technician students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, six students graduated with certificates in veterinary technology and 62 with an associate's level degree.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 13
  • Certificate 2009: 16
  • Certificate 2010: 6
  • Associate 2006: 28
  • Associate 2007: 59
  • Associate 2008: 54
  • Associate 2009: 43
  • Associate 2010: 62

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of four programs in veterinary technology. Of these programs, approximately 75% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates.

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 3

Career Trends

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19950
  • 25th Percentile: 22650
  • Median: 26950
  • 75th Percentile: 31950
  • 90th Percentile: 38190

Career Trends

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24290
  • Median Salary 2007: 27140
  • Median Salary 2008: 27640
  • Median Salary 2009: 28530
  • Median Salary 2010: 26950
  • Total Employed 2006: 450
  • Total Employed 2007: 540
  • Total Employed 2008: 590
  • Total Employed 2009: 570
  • Total Employed 2010: 520

Iowa vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

Iowa vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.651% (520)

Veterinary Technician Schools in Iowa

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1. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Sioux City, IA and this college offers one program in veterinary technology. Overall, 6,421 students pursue degrees in 80 programs at this community college. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in veterinary technology.

2. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College offers one veterinary technician program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. This big college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. This community college is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in veterinary technology.

3. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College, which is 3.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Council Bluffs, IA and it offers one veterinary technician program. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. This community college is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in veterinary technology.

4. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa and it offers one program in veterinary technology. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering veterinary technology.