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Veterinary Technicians


Employment for veterinary technicians will grow by 16 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, through 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Veterinary medicine is a field that is not adversely affected by the economy, so it does offer stability. The public's love for pets coupled with higher disposable incomes will encourage continued demand for workers in this occupation. In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic disrupted many industries, but veterinary services have continued to be needed, especially because pet adoptions and pet sales have been increasing. There should be strong opportunities for veterinary technicians in clinics, animal hospitals, biomedical facilities, humane societies, animal control facilities, diagnostic laboratories, wildlife facilities, drug or food manufacturing companies, and food safety inspection facilities.

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