Veterinary Technicians

Veterinary technicians provide support and assistance to veterinarians. (See "Veterinarians.") They work in a variety of environments, including zoos, animal hospitals, clinics, private practices, kennels, and laboratories. Their work may involve large or small animals or both. Although most veterinary technicians work with domestic animals, some professional settings may require treating exotic or endangered species. There are approximately 79,600 veterinary technicians and technologists employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Math
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required