Salary and Labor Market

Labor Market Information

Entry Level  Annual  Wage 2015​​Median Annual Wage 2015
Projected Growth Rate    2012-22​Projected Regional Job Opening 2012-22​
​Veterinary Technologists & Technicians$24,398
​Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers
​Nonfarm Animal Caretakers$17,410
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office,
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates / Related Placement Rate
Veterinary Technology50/93%​50/93%​41/97%47/86%
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings

​Veterinary / Animal Care220

​Technician - Scientific Laboratory

​Science - Agricultural Science


​Science - Clinical / Medical Laboratory

Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates
      Business Name                                   Position(s)                           Location
​Advanced Care Pet Hospital
​Veterinary Technician
​Sartell, MN
All Pets Medicine, Surgery & Rehabilitation Clinic PA Veterinary Technician New London, MN
Animal Humane Society Animal Technician Buffalo, MN
Arrowhead Animal Clinic Certified Veterinary Technician  Grand Rapids, MN
​Banfield Pet Hospital ​Certified Veterinary Technician ​Waite Park, MN
​Bemidji Veterinary Hospital
​Veterinary Technician
​Bemidji, MN
Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital Certified Veterinary Technician ​Big Lake, MN
​Big Lake - Susitna Veterinary Hospital ​Licensed Veterinary Technician ​Wasilla, Alaska
​Cats Preferred Veterinary Hospital Certified Veterinary Technician ​Plymouth, MN
​Centennial Veterinary Clinic
​Certified Veterinary Technician
​Lino Lakes, MN
​Coon Rapids Pet Hospital Veterinary Technician Coon Rapids, MN
Countryside Veterinary Clinic PLLC ​Veterinary Technician Young America, MN
​Covance Inc. ​Study Technician ​Greenfield, Indiana
Critter Care Pet Clinic PT Veterinary Technician Virginia, MN
​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, MN
​Evans Family Pet Care Veterinary Technician ​Marshall, MN
​Grand Valley Animal Hospital
​Veterinary Technician
​Grand Forks, ND
​Great River Rescue
​Kennel Coordinator
​Bemidji, MN
​Iron Range Veterinary Clinic
​Crosby, MN
Maryland Avenue Pet Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​St. Paul, MN
​Midway Animal Hospital
​Veterinary Technician
​St. Paul, MN
​Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program
​Veterinary Technician
​Minneapolis, MN
​Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​Fairbanks, Alaska
​North Shore Veterinary Hospital
​Veterinary Technician
​Duluth, MN
​Nosbush Dairy LLP
​Fairfax, MN
​Oak Knoll Animal Hospital
​CVT or Veterinary Assistant
​St. Louis Park, MN
​Olivia Pet Clinic ​Veterinary Technician ​Olivia, MN
​Owatonna Veterinary Services ​Veterinary Technician Owatonna, MN
​Pavek Animal Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​Hopkins, MN
​Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital Certified Veterinary Technician ​Pequot Lakes, MN
​River Hills Pet Care Hospital 
​Certified Veterinary Technician
​Mankato, MN
​South 71 Veterinary Clinic
​Weekend Kennel Help
​Willmar, MN
​St. Boni Pet Hospital
​St. Bonifacius, MN
​Summers Ridge Veterinary Clinic ​Veterinary Technician ​Janesville, MN
​Swine Vet Center Research ​Swine Research Assistant ​Gaylord, MN
​Top Dog Country Club ​Canine Care Staff ​New Germany, MN
​Valley City Veterinary Hospital ​Veterinary Technician ​Valley City, North Dakota
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.