Vet Tech Schools In New Jersey

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in New Jersey

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in New Jersey

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Bergen Community CollegeParamus, NJ Associate of Applied Science
Camden County CollegeBlackwood, NJ Associate in Animal Technology

There are currently 2 accredited veterinary technician programs in New Jersey.

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

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New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

The New Jersey Veterinary Techs and Asst can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: P.O. Box 4297, Brick, NJ 08723
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Email: info@njvta.com
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Vet Tech Salary New Jersey

Average Vet Tech Salary$36,720
Hourly Wage$17.65
Top 10% of Earners$52,480
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,400
#'s Employed2,880

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in New Jersey is $36,720 – 6% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $17.65.

There are currently 2,880 persons employed as veterinary technicians in New Jersey.

New Jersey Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Dover-Durham, NH$32,500$15.62$42,330$25,080110
Nashua, NH$35,340$16.99$47,950$23,280110
Portsmouth, NH$34,490$16.58$45,500$25,320170
Manchester, NH$38,810$18.66$49,340$29,440140

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$36,7202,880
Veterinarian$124,8701,830
Vet Assistant$29,7401,570

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$36,7202,880
Medical Assistants$35,77018,930
Nursing Assistants$29,40056,660
Dental Assistants$42,44010,770
X Ray Tech$80,3301,040
Ultrasound Tech$75,2902,640