Vet Tech Schools In Mississippi

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Mississippi

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

If you wish to become a vet tech in Mississippi 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 Mississippi. As a final step you will need to obtain your license before securing employment as a veterinary technician.

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Mississippi

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Hinds Community College???Raymond, MS Associate of Applied Science
Mississippi State UniversityStarkville, MS Bachelor of Science

There are currently 2 accredited veterinary technician programs in Mississippi.

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

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Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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

Address: 1089D Stark Road, Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662-324-9380
Email: n.christiansen@mississippivetboard.org
Website: http://mississippivetboard.org/

Vet Tech Salary Mississippi

Average Vet Tech Salary$34,580
Hourly Wage$16.63
Top 10% of Earners$58,550
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,090
#'s Employed540

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Mississippi is $34,580 – just below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.63.

There are currently 540 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Mississippi.

Mississippi Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Duluth, MN$32,600$15.67$40,160$25,95070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN$37,900$18.22$50,330$28,6201,730
Rochester, MN$39,750$19.11$57,610$26,990100
St. Cloud, MN$30,050$14.45$38,210$24,16080

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$34,580540
Veterinarian$76,100450
Vet Assistant$23,820850

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$34,580540
Medical Assistants$30,3902,930
Nursing Assistants$22,79012,850
Dental Assistants$33,3602,240
X Ray Tech$57,820390
Ultrasound Tech$64,770710