Careers in Veterinary Technology

Jobs for veterinary technicians and technologists are plentiful—for those with the right skill set. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics* projects vet tech jobs will grow much faster than other professions:

  • Technician jobs are expected to increase 36 percent by 2018.
  • Employment is relatively stable because animals continue to require medical care in any economy—and pet owners are willing to pay for advanced care because they consider their pets to be family.

Where vet techs work

Vet techs conduct a variety of clinical and administrative tasks in animal-care environments including the following:

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Wildlife rehabilitation centers
  • Humane societies
  • Large animal practices
  • Boarding kennels
  • Animal research labs
  • Animal hospitals

A technician with a bachelor’s degree and experience is more likely than one with an associate degree to have an expanded range of opportunities, including managing an animal hospital, marketing vet products and equipment or running an animal shelter.

Preparing for a career as a veterinary technician

If you are interested in training for a career in veterinary technology, carefully evaluate college programs. At Globe University, associate and bachelor’s veterinary technology programs emphasize hands-on training and sound scientific knowledge.

Get started today

Call us today at 1-877-303-6060 or contact college admissions for more information or to schedule a tour of a campus veterinary suite and classrooms. A representative will be happy to answer your questions.

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition