New Jersey contains three schools that offer veterinary assistant programs. County College of Morris, the highest-ranking veterinary assistant school in NJ, has a total student population of 8,798 and is the 5105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 veterinary assistant schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bergen Community College comes out as the most expensive ($4,688/yr), with Camden County College as the lowest recorded at only $3,258/yr.
Veterinary Assistant students from New Jersey schools who go on to become veterinary assistants, veterinary technicians, veterinarian assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 71,350 people working as veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $23,400. Also, Veterinary technologists and technicians make on average $30,580 per year and there are about 79,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Jersey alone, there are 2,340 employed veterinary technologists and technicians earning an average yearly salary of $33,500. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers in this state earn $24,950/yr and there are 1,550 employed.
Also, within the veterinary assistant schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from veterinary assistant, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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