Vet Assistant Programs in Wisconsin
There were around 1,010 employed as vet assistants in Wisconsin according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in May 2016. Furthermore, there were 1,480 people in employment as veterinary assistants, and an additional 1,480 employed as veterinary assistants. There were 1,480 working as vet assistants. Jobs for vet assistants in the badger state, in the 10 years to 2024, are predicted to grow by 3.9%, which is slightly less than 58.6% growth expected nationwide.
As of May 2016, the average annual salary for veterinary assistants in the country’s 23rd largest state was $23,100 (BLS), or around $11.11 per hour. Veterinary assistants made an average annual salary of $25,180, or a wage of $12.10 per hour, during the same period, while veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers made $25,180 or $12.10 per hour.
Salaries in Wisconsin by Region
|Area||Total Employed||Average Hourly Wage||Average Annual Salary|
|Green Bay, WI||**||$11.57||$24,060|
|La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN||40||$9.63||$20,020|
|Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI||360||$14.26||$29,670|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||620||$14.66||$30,490|
College and University Listings
3077 N Mayfair Rd Ste 300, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222Veterinary Assistant – Certificate Program
Milwaukee Career College’s Certificate program is taught at their campus in Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, WI. The college has about 92 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Tuition fees for the Vet Tech program are broadly around $15,392 per year, while study materials may cost in the order of $608. Usually, the program is completed in 8 months.
* Tuition fees and accredition status are correct at the time of writing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/). Confirm with college before applying.