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Veterinary Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $18.26
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Veterinary Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$14.46 $15.27 $18.72
Minnesota
$15.01 $18.26 $19.34
Central Minnesota
$14.75 $15.51 $19.30
Northeast Minnesota
$14.43 $15.15 $18.24
Northwest Minnesota
$13.72 $15.14 $18.37
Southeast Minnesota
$14.72 $17.96 $19.10
Southwest Minnesota
$13.44 $14.41 $17.95
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.33 $18.84 $19.36

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,230 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Veterinary Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,775 new Veterinary Assistants to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Veterinary Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 107,200 122,500 15,300 14.3%
Minnesota 989 1,099 110 11.1%
Central Minnesota 140 147 7 5%
Northeast Minnesota 100 112 12 12%
Southeast Minnesota 49 55 6 12.2%
Southwest Minnesota 71 81 10 14.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 347 382 35 10.1%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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