Veterinary technicians play a vital role in ensuring pets receive the best career possible. If you choose this career path, you could work in clinics, hospitals, animal rescue shelters, and even zoos. As a vet tech, you can take numerous career paths once you've completed your education. Just some employers you could consider include:
Most veterinary technician schools in Florida offer a two-year associate degree. There are some that offer a four-year bachelor's degree program too. If you are interested in becoming a vet technician or enrolling in a training program, you will need a high school diploma or GED. You should also consider taking biology and other science courses in high school.
To meet the expectations of the AVMA, you should find an accredited program. The following are vet tech schools in Florida are accredited:
Vet tech schools in Florida are all designed to prepare you to take and pass your national examinations. These programs help you with your technical and critical thinking skills, give you hands-on experience, and help you develop in-depth knowledge for patient care.
Some technician skills that you will be exposed to during your education include:
Vet techs typically seek out licensing in order to work in the state of Florida. Your school or program should give you the proper details on licensing, but typically here are the steps on how to get your Florida vet tech license:
The FVTA requires that you renew your license every two years. You must also show proof of at least 15 continuing education credits during those two years to renew. All renewals must be completed by January 31st of the new year; otherwise, you will encounter a late fee.
Schools for Vet Techs in Florida are listed below.
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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Florida.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Brevard Community College||Cocoa||Associate||14,496|
|Central Florida Community College||Ocala||Associate||6,210|
|Daytona State College||Daytona Beach||Bachelor||13,675|
|Hillsborough Community College||Tampa||Associate||22,621|
|Lake City Community College||Lake City||Associate||2,849|
|Miami Dade College||Miami||Bachelor||54,094|
|St Petersburg College||Clearwater||Bachelor||25,450|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Vet Techs relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
|Fort Walton Beach||120||$29430||1.68|
|Port St. Lucie||310||$31470||3.33|
|West Palm Beach||2030||$33590||1.2|
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