When you were growing up, did you have a reputation for finding furry friends who were sick or injured and nursing them back to health? Do you love working with animals, but aren’t in love with the idea of putting in the time and money required to become a veterinarian? If you answered yes, the veterinary technician school at Ashworth College can be just what you need to turn your passion into a fulfilling career.
With virtual vet tech schooling, all your course materials are available 24/7. Upon enrollment, you will have access to:
- comprehensive resources
- multiple channels to connect with teachers
- a community of like-minded peers
- online career
Online schooling allows you to work at your own pace. Although you have up to four years to complete the program, you can earn your credential in as few as six months. Whether you’re on a fast track to advance your career or you are juggling multiple responsibilities while attending school, you can learn in a relaxed environment on a schedule that’s convenient for you. Upon graduation, you will be awarded an Associate degree in Applied Science.
You might be wondering how you can gain clinical experience if you’re studying online. Unlike some other vet tech schools online, our program includes a 270-hour externship, which you can complete alongside your coursework, giving you the opportunity to apply what you learn in a real-world context. The hands-on component gives you practical experience to use on the job.
A Healthy Job Outlook
Vet techs work in animal hospitals, labs and private clinics, under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Their responsibilities include performing diagnostic testing, dispensing medication, and caring for animals before and after surgery.
A booming pet care industry has opened the door to considerable employment opportunities in this field, as veterinarians increasingly rely on their technicians to do lab work and other tasks. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job growth for veterinary technicians is expected to reach 20% by 2026, which is much faster than the rate predicted for most other industries. Since pet parents can be found in any locale, your skills will be in demand anywhere in the country, giving you the freedom to live and work where you want.