Vet Tech Schools In South Carolina

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in South Carolina

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in South Carolina

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Piedmont Technical CollegeNewberry, SC Associate in Health Science
Tri-County Technical CollegePendleton, SC Associate in Applied Science
Trident Technical CollegeMoncks Corner, SC Associate in Allied Health Sciences

There are currently 3 accredited veterinary technician programs in South Carolina.

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

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South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

The South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical 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 11329, Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Phone: 803-896-4598

Vet Tech Salary South Carolina

Average Vet Tech Salary$30,930
Hourly Wage$14.87
Top 10% of Earners$42,390
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,030
#'s Employed1,790

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in South Carolina is $30,930 – 11% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $14.87.

There are currently 1,790 persons employed as veterinary technicians in South Carolina.

South Carolina Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Providence, RI$36,190$17.40$47,600$26,580520

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$30,9301,790
Vet Assistant$24,5701,110

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$30,9301,790
Medical Assistants$31,0809,540
Nursing Assistants$24,81020,730
Dental Assistants$38,1104,400
X Ray Tech$61,400520
Ultrasound Tech$64,820690