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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: $14.10
Statewide median: $21.49


This career pays well below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Veterinary Assistants *

Area Low Median High
$11.79 $14.00 $16.74
$12.40 $14.10 $15.75
Central Minnesota
$10.90 $11.52 $12.15
Northeast Minnesota
$12.63 $13.70 $14.82
Northwest Minnesota
$12.33 $13.86 $15.35
Southeast Minnesota
$13.56 $14.64 $15.71
Southwest Minnesota
$11.94 $13.39 $15.84
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.06 $14.49 $16.12

* "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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In Minnesota, there are 1,290 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Veterinary Assistants most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,977 new Veterinary Assistants to meet market demand between 2018-2028. 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
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 92,200 109,800 17,600 19.1%
Minnesota 1,520 1,810 290 19.1%
Central Minnesota 148 191 43 29.1%

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