Veterinary Technician and Vet Techs

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Occupation Description

Veterinary technologists and technicians implement medical examinations in a laboratory environment for use in the management and identification of illness in animals. They also ensure vaccines and serums are ready for use for deterrence of illness. They often aid in the preparation of tissue samples, take blood samples, and perform laboratory examinations, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Finally, they clean and sterilize tools and resources and preserve machines and often help a veterinarian during surgery.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

83350

Job Openings By 2020

55700

Growth Rate

52%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates of Veterinary Technology

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth