New Jersey Veterinary Technical Schools:

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that veterinary technicians need two-year associate degrees. Veterinarian technologist positions require a four-year bachelor degree. Often, graduates with associate degrees continue their education to the level of technologist. In March 2012, the BLS released New Jersey employment estimates for May 2011 in the Occupational Employment Statistics report.

Career Opportunities & Compensation in New Jersey

Veterinarian technicians work in many different fields, including:

  • Animal feed and drug companies
  • Diagnostic or sample analysis laboratories
  • Humane shelters and rescue sanctuaries
  • Military and law enforcement organizations
  • Research or biomedical facilities
  • Veterinarian supply businesses
  • Veterinary clinics and hospitals
  • Zoos
  • Students can use the BLS information to compare job density and approximate wage for the different areas of the state. Generally, metropolitan areas have higher pay rates than rural areas. Here is a sampling of statistics from the report, including employment numbers and mean annual wages:

  • Statewide 1,900 $33,670
  • Atlantic City-Hammonton 50 $30,100
  • Camden 330 $31,270
  • Edison-New Brunswick 700 $34,660
  • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania 250 $40,930
  • Trenton-Ewing 50 $32,960
  • Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton 30 $29,370
  • New Jersey is a small state that borders states with large metropolitan areas. The BLS report often consolidates New Jersey job statistics with other states' data. For example, the previously mentioned Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division and New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The latter area lists 3,440 technicians with a mean annual wage of $38,050, but the report does not specify how many of those jobs are actually in New Jersey. Often, recent graduates apply for lower-wage jobs, such as near the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton area, to gain work experience that many higher-paying employers require.

    Technical Schools Guide makes finding the right New Jersey Veterinary Technical Schools simple. We list both large and small Technical Colleges throughout the United States. Whether you are planning on attending a 2-year college, 4-year college, vocational college, purely technical college, or just single college courses, the listings above should contain each type of trade school, college, or university. Financial aid is available for many of these colleges but visitors will need to contact each school directly to get assistance. Technical Schools Guide does not maintain specific course, tuition, application, accredation or records of information on specific schools. All inquiries should be made directly with such schools. All information contained above is believed to be accurate and reputable. If a discrepancy is found, please contact the Technical Schools Guide staff by clicking on the "contact us" link below. We are also able to update college information and locations through this contact address. Featured listings on Technical Schools Guide are generally for-profit school listings. These listings help pay for bandwidth and maintenance of the Technical Schools Guide site. Thanks for visiting Technical Schools Guide and good luck in your New Jersey Veterinary Technical school experience!

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