Opportunities For Veterinary Assistants
More than 50 million U.S. households own more than one pet, so it's not surprising that vet assistant and laboratory animal caretakers careers are expected to grow 9% by 2024 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. You've picked a great time to begin veterinary assistant training.
Veterinary assistants perform a variety of duties in veterinary clinics such as administering first aid, recording vital signs, comforting surgical patients, coordinating boarding schedules, ordering supplies and more. Love animals? You'll love learning the things that a veterinary assistant does!
- 6,600NEW JOBS
- According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, more than 6,600 new jobs will become available for veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 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.
Learn veterinary assistant skills and begin channeling your love of animals into learning how to work with them in a veterinary setting. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (January 13, 2016).