Veterinary Technician Career Opportunities
Veterinarian technicians provide an invaluable service to pet owners looking for the best care for their animal companions and highly skilled vet techs continue to be in demand.
Career opportunities for skilled veterinary technicians are on the rise, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of veterinary technicians is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024. This rapid growth is attributed to the fact that more veterinary practices are utilizing vet techs to do more general care lab work. Veterinarians are also hiring more skilled vet techs to replace lower skilled veterinary staff.
- 17,900NEW JOBS
- The U.S. Department of Labor estimates more than 17,900 new jobs will become available for veterinary technicians by 2024.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
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SOURCE: (1) U.S. Pet Ownership, Community Cat and Shelter Population Estimates U.S. Pet Ownership, Community Cat and Shelter Population Estimates, The Humane Society of the United States. (2) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (June 3, 2016.)