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Veterinary Assistant Schools in Massachusetts

There are five schools in the state of Massachusetts offering veterinary assistant programs. 101 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts veterinary assistant schools in 2010. 52 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 43 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

92 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of veterinary assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, six students graduated with certificates in veterinary assisting, 52 with a degree at the associate's level, and 43 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Five veterinary assistant schools are in this state. Out of these, three schools are public, while two schools are private. Tuition at a private veterinary assistant school varies from $24,500 to $26,880.

Average tuition for programs in veterinary assisting is $25,623. While the highest tuition for programs in veterinary assisting, which is $26,880 per year, is at Becker College, the lowest tuition in this state is at Mount Ida College.

Massachusetts veterinary assistant schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No undergraduate level veterinary assisting students pursued masters level degrees in 2010.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

92 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of veterinary assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, six students graduated with certificates in veterinary assisting, 52 with a degree at the associate's level, and 43 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 4
  • Certificate 2007: 1
  • Certificate 2008: 4
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 6
  • Associate 2006: 34
  • Associate 2007: 35
  • Associate 2008: 47
  • Associate 2009: 40
  • Associate 2010: 52
  • Bachelor 2006: 39
  • Bachelor 2007: 31
  • Bachelor 2008: 32
  • Bachelor 2009: 25
  • Bachelor 2010: 43

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in Massachusetts offer a total of seven programs in veterinary assisting. Of these programs, 57.1% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 4
  • Bachelor: 2

Career Trends

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19650
  • 25th Percentile: 23920
  • Median: 29920
  • 75th Percentile: 35960
  • 90th Percentile: 42880

Career Trends

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Employment Trend

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Employment Trend

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26520
  • Median Salary 2007: 27750
  • Median Salary 2008: 27680
  • Median Salary 2009: 28490
  • Median Salary 2010: 29920
  • Total Employed 2006: 1830
  • Total Employed 2007: 1610
  • Total Employed 2008: 1480
  • Total Employed 2009: 1440
  • Total Employed 2010: 1710

Massachusetts vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

Massachusetts vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 2.425% (1710)

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1. Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
(413) 499-4660

Berkshire Community College, which is very close to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is in a rural area and this college offers one veterinary assistant program. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. It is the biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering veterinary assisting.

2. Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 1040
(413) 552-2001

Holyoke Community College is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one program in veterinary assisting. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the second largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

3. Mount Ida College

777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 2459
(617) 928-4500

Mount Ida College, which is 2.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Newton, MA. It offers two programs in veterinary assisting. Specifically, this liberal arts college offers students one associate's level degree in veterinary assisting and one bachelor's level veterinary assisting degree. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. Mount Ida is the fourth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering veterinary assisting.

4. Becker College

61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609-2165
(508) 791-9241

Becker College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Worcester, MA. Becker College offers two veterinary assistant programs. Specifically, students are offered one veterinary assistant degree at the associate's level by Becker College and one bachelor's level degree in veterinary assisting. It is the largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

5. North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923-0840
(978) 762-4000x4350

North Shore Community College offers one veterinary assistant program and this college is located in the suburbs of Danvers, Massachusetts. This college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering veterinary assistant programs.