Michigan Veterinary Technical Schools:

Veterinary technicians perform medical tests and other skilled tasks for veterinarians, therefore, they need postsecondary schooling. Veterinary assistants care for the animals and their enclosures, but technicians perform work that is more advanced and have greater responsibilities. Generally, technicians need associate degrees, which normally take two years of study. Michigan has several requirements that applicants need to complete before they can get their license. This includes national and state tests, fingerprinting, background check and more.

Career Opportunities & Compensation in Michigan

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published a report on employment statistics for Michigan during May 2011, and it can give job seekers a snapshot view of employment trends in the state. According to the report, statewide, veterinary technicians averaged $33,800 annually. In 2010, the BLS estimated that, nationally, they had a mean annual wage of $29,710. Wages vary within the state.

The following list has the mean annual wages for different cities and areas of Michigan (BLS).

  • Ann Arbor 80 $32,270
  • Flint 100 $30,070
  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming 190 $29,480
  • Holland-Grand Haven 50 $28,760
  • Lansing-East Lansing 150 $38,740
  • Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills 560 $33,930
  • Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 $28,650
  • According to the BLS report, the area called "Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan," which is a nonmetropolitan area, placed fourth in the nation for rural areas with the highest pay for veterinary technicians. The employment number was 60 and the mean annual wages was $39,970. The report divided the Detroit area into two categories: Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division and Detroit-Warren-Livonia. There was not enough data to determine how many technicians work in the combined areas, but the mean annual wages were between $35,070 and $37,800. Some areas, such as Battle Creek, did not have any data on technicians, although there are technician jobs in those areas. Veterinary technicians work in diverse industries, including:

  • Animal feed or drug firms
  • Boarding kennels
  • Farms or farming cooperatives
  • Military and law enforcement canine divisions
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Humane or rescue shelters
  • Military or law enforcement canine and equine divisions
  • Research or biomedical facilities
  • Veterinarian supply companies
  • Veterinary clinics and hospitals
  • Zoos


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