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How much do vet techs make, anyway?

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Monday, 16 January 2023. Posted in Career

How much do vet techs make, anyway?

As an animal lover, you want to make a career from your passion: helping pets and their humans. Becoming a veterinary technician seems like the perfect career choice. As a vet tech, you’ll work with veterinarians to see sick or injured animals and often be responsible for collecting samples, performing medical tests, and prepping exam rooms. Depending on the veterinary practice or animal clinic you work for, those duties can vary. While those tasks sound like your dream job, as much as you love making a difference, salary matters, too. The median pay for a practicing vet tech in 2021 was $17.72 per hour or $36,850 per year. However, depending on the state you live in, your credentials, and your specific employer, potential entry-level pay can fluctuate. Here are some key factors that affect vet tech pay and responsibilities.

How to Upskill Yourself: Earn More and Grow Your Career

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 11 January 2023. Posted in Career

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As times change, so do job markets and job descriptions. As companies grow and change, employees need to be able to do the same in order to stay relevant and move up in their field. That’s where upskilling comes in. It’s a cost-effective way to add to your resume and personal skills toolkit, helping to enable you to take the next steps in your career. Read more to learn what upskilling is, why it’s important, and how Ashworth can help you do it.

3 Reasons to Enroll in Online College

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Tuesday, 22 November 2022. Posted in Career

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Deciding to enroll in college is a big step, with a lot of things to consider. It isn’t just enough to know you want to go to school, you have to factor in time, cost, degree types, and what it is that you want to study. If you feel intimidated by those choices, online school can offer a good balance to help make reaching your goals a lot easier.

AutoCAD Drafter Career Guide

Written by Des Sinkevich on Tuesday, 15 November 2022. Posted in Career

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AutoCAD drafters combine their sense of creativity with their sharp technical skills to create technical drawings of building plans, blueprints, and more. It can be a very interesting field to work in (and tends to pay well), but is it the right career for you? Here’s what you need to know about the average salary for drafters, how to become a drafter, and the software you’ll use on the job.

Your Frequently Asked Questions About Ashworth Answered

Written by Des Sinkevich on Monday, 07 November 2022. Posted in Why Ashworth

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Before enrolling in the program that’s right for you, you may have a few questions about how Ashworth College works, how tuition works for online courses, and even how taking an online course can make a difference in your career. Here are your most frequently asked questions, answered!

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