Vet Tech Schools In Alaska

Browse below to learn how to become a veterinary technician (vet tech) in Alaska including advice on top schools, certification and licensing requirements, salaries and employment data.

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Alaska

Licensing, certification and registration requirements for veterinary technicians varies by state.

If you wish to become a vet tech in Alaska it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited veterinary technician/technology program.

Once you have graduated from an accredited program you will need to pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) exams – which are administered by the American Association of Veterinary – if you wish to work as a vet tech in Alaska. As a final step you will need to obtain your license before securing employment as a veterinary technician.

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Alaska

There are currently 0 accredited veterinary technician programs in Alaska.

Programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA).

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Alaska Vet Tech Licensing Requirements

Once you have successfully graduated from an accredited program and passed all necessary certification examinations you will need to apply for your veterinary technician license in Alaska.

The Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiners can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2542
Email: virginia.geary@alaska.gov
Website: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofVeterinaryExaminers.aspx

Vet Tech Salary Alaska

Average Vet Tech Salary$41,160
Hourly Wage$19.79
Top 10% of Earners$51,430
Bottom 10% of Earners$28,980
#'s Employed190

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Alaska is $41,160 – 19% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $19.79.

There are currently 190 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Alaska.

Alaska Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Alaska strongly appeals to you then it is a great time to pursue your dreams. The demand for vet techs has been steadily on the increase over the last ten years and is projected to grow by 14.7% over the coming years with an additional 14,330 jobs predicted to be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.

The table below details salary and employment levels of veterinary technicians in the main towns and cities in Alaska.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Anchorage, AK$43,050$20.70$51,670$32,600120

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

The first table compares salary and employment data between veterinary technicians and veterinarians and veterinary assistants in Alaska.

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$41,160190
Veterinarian$110,270200
Vet Assistant$31,200100

The table below compares average veterinary technician salary and employment in Alaska with salary levels for related healthcare careers in the state.

 Salary# Employed
Vet Techs$41,160190
Medical Assistant$42,0601,610
Nursing Assistant$37,9501,850
Dental Assistant$45,9001,300
X Ray Tech$79,79050
Ultrasound Tech$82,71070