Veterinary technology is among the top five fastest-growing occupations nationwide, with employment in the field expected to grow 36-41% in the next nine years.
The nationwide shortage of skilled veterinary technicians has been widely discussed in academic and trade journals and has received attention in the media. CBS News has also featured veterinary technology as one of its fastest-growing “recession-proof” jobs.
In 2010, Veterinary Technicians earned an average wage of $14.92/hr ($29,710/yr). For more employment information, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.