|This degree is designed to prepare you for employment for a specialized career in the veterinary medical field. In addition to general education requirements, specific technical or occupational curriculum is required for each program. The AAS qualifies the graduate to sit for State and National Board Examinations in all 50 states in the United States and Canada. Gaining Today the veterinary technology program boasts a 99.98% passage rate on the State and National Board Examination. This success rate is unparalleled in the State of Texas and is rated as one of the highest passage percentage of the 150 plus programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. All 72 hours can be transferred to many four year colleges for advanced degrees.
|A certificate is a great option for those working as veterinary assistants in animal hospitals and want to improve their knowledge base and skills by completing this level three certified veterinary assistant certificate.|
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According to the United States Department of Labor, the average yearly salary for a veterinary technician (a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association school of Veterinary Technology) is $36,000/year. Tomball is fully accredited by the AVMA. Students in the Harris County area of Texas boast an average salary that is consistent with the USDL statistically.
Excellent job opportunities will stem from the need to replace veterinary technologists and technicians who leave the occupation and from the limited output of qualified veterinary technicians from 2-year programs.
There are 8-10 jobs available to graduate veterinary technicians from Lone Star College-Tomball just in Harris County alone. The United States Department of Labor identifies veterinary technologies as the fourth fastest growing occupation in the United States in 2007-2008. Veterinary Technology is viewed as being recession proof in the United States.