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Veterinary technicians provide support and assistance to 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. Most veterinary technicians work with domestic animals, but some professional settings may require treating exotic or endangered species. There are approximately 95,970 veterinary technicians and technologists employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Veterinarian

Veterinary Technologist

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Assistant or Helper