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Salary and Labor Market

 
Labor Market Information
Estimated Regional Employment 2013​ Entry Level  Annual  Wage      2013​ ​Median Annual Wage 2013 Projected Growth Rate    2010-20​ Projected Regional Job Opening 2010-20​
​Veterinary Technologists & Technicians 150 $31,712 ​$31,803 ​+93.5% ​+230
​Veterinary Assistants ​60 ​$18,470 ​$27,976 ​ND ND
​Animal Trainers ND ​$16,474 ​$26,416 ​ND ​ND
​Nonfarm Animal Caretakers ​190 $16,203​ $18,387​ +30.9%​ +190​
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office, www.mn.gov/deed/data/
 
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates /
Related Placement Rate
​2012 ​2011 ​2010
Veterinary Technology 52 / 94% 38 / 85% ​46 / 94%
 
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings
​2013 2012​ 2011​
​Veterinary / Animal Care 72 ​72 ​32
​Technician - Scientific Laboratory ​5 ​11 ​6
​Science - Agricultural Science ​27 ​24 ​8
​Agriculture ​173 ​191 ​96
​Science - Clinical / Medical Laboratory ​9 ​13 ​11
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
           
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates
      Business Name                                   Position(s)                           Location
All Pets Medicine, Surgery & Rehabilitation Clinic PA Veterinary Technician New London, Minnesota
Animal Humane Society Animal Technician Buffalo, Minnesota
Arrowhead Animal Clinic Certified Veterinary Technician  Grand Rapids, Minnesota
​Banfield Pet Hospital ​Certified Veterinary Technician ​Waite Park, Minnesota
Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital Certified Veterinary Technician ​Big Lake, Minnesota
​Big Lake - Susitna Veterinary Hospital ​Licensed Veterinary Technician ​Wasilla, Alaska
​Cats Preferred Veterinary Hospital Certified Veterinary Technician ​Plymouth, Minnesota
​Coon Rapids Pet Hospital Veterinary Technician Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Countryside Veterinary Clinic PLLC ​Veterinary Technician Young America, Minnesota
​Covance Inc. ​Study Technician ​Greenfield, Indiana
Critter Care Pet Clinic PT Veterinary Technician Virginia, Minnesota
​Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic ​Registered Veterinary Technician Rapid City, South Dakota
Dakota Large Animal Clinic ​Veterinary Technician ​Harrisburg, South Dakota
​Edina Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant ​Edina, Minnesota
​Evans Family Pet Care Veterinary Technician ​Marshall, Minnesota
Maryland Avenue Pet Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​St. Paul, Minnesota
​Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​Fairbanks, Alaska
​Olivia Pet Clinic ​Veterinary Technician ​Olivia, Minnesota
​Owatonna Veterinary Services ​Veterinary Technician Owatonna, Minnesota
​Pavek Animal Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​Hopkins, Minnesota
​Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital Certified Veterinary Technician ​Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
​Summers Ridge Veterinary Clinic ​Veterinary Technician ​Janesville, Minnesota
​Swine Vet Center Research ​Swine Research Assistant ​Gaylord, Minnesota
​Top Dog Country Club ​Canine Care Staff ​New Germany, Minnesota
​Valley City Veterinary Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​Valley City, North Dakota
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   
 




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