November 23, 2014

Spotlight: Veterinary Technician

In the United States, pet owners spend approximately $60 billion on their pets each year. That can be broken down into food, supplies, medicines, vet care, animal purchases, grooming, and boarding. Pets are big business.

Pets like birds, cats, dogs, horses, fish, reptiles, and other small animals play a major role in the lives of their owners. In fact, the pet industry is expected to grow over the next few years from 51 million pet owners in 2005 to 92 million pet owners in 2018. That’s quite a leap. Here’s a fascinating visual infographic about pet ownership in the US.

With more pets coming onto the scene, it also means that veterinary clinics will get a boost in action. No veterinary clinic is complete without competent, professional veterinary technicians.

Learn more about Veterinary Technician Jobs

Veterinary Technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to perform medical tests, collect animal records, collect samples, administer meds, and diagnoses animals of all shapes and sizes. Vet techs work in clinics, labs, and animal hospitals all over the country. There are lots of opportunities for this animal job niche.

To become a vet tech, you need to complete a 2 year degree in veterinary technology. Then you must pass exams to become a registered, licensed, or certified vet tech. All the effort is well worth it because this niche is set to grow.

The BLS expects this niche to grow by 30% in the next decade. This means there are jobs in this niche and they pay well. Vet techs can make $30,290 per year in a secure job.

If you’re a person who loves animals and wants to provide animal care on a daily basis, then you will love a job as a vet tech. Search for veterinary techician jobs on the JobMonkey Job Board today.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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