• Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 35,470
    $25,750 range bar $48,310
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals.

What do they typically do

  • Perform laboratory tests, such as urinalyses and blood counts
  • Collect and record patients' case histories, observing animals' behavior and condition
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Collect laboratory samples, such as blood, urine, or tissue, for testing
  • Prepare animals and instruments for surgery
  • Administer anesthesia to animals and monitor their responses
  • Take and develop x-rays
  • Provide nursing care or emergency first aid to recovering or injured animals

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +2.4%
Job Opening 377

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