Vet Tech Schools In Montana

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Montana

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Montana

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Pima Medical Institute-DillonDillon, MT Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 1 accredited veterinary technician programs in Montana.

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

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Montana 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 Montana.

The Montana (Big Sky) Veterinary Technician Association can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: 6 Stallion Ridge, Livingston, MT 59407
Phone: 406-222-3033
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Vet Tech Salary Montana

Average Vet Tech Salary$31,330
Hourly Wage$15.07
Top 10% of Earners$41,160
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,760
#'s Employed250

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Montana is $31,330 – 10% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.07.

There are currently 250 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Montana.

Montana Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Montana 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 Montana.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Columbia, MO$31,640$15.21$45,490$19,310170
Jefferson City, MO$29,530$14.20$39,830$21,35030
Springfield, MO$28,110$13.52$35,230$21,150120
St. Joseph, MO$34,260$16.47$52,260$19,38040
St. Louis, MO$35,050$16.85$48,330$24,4901,060

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$31,330250
Vet Assistant$26,570400

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$31,330250
Medical Assistants$33,1701,300
Nursing Assistants$27,0706,170
Dental Assistants$37,0501,340
X Ray Tech$65,750180
Ultrasound Tech$76,360190