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Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians with the care and treatment of animals.  There are The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calculates that veterinary technician jobs will grow by 30% over the next ten years.  This is expected to create more than 17,000 new veterinary technician jobs!  This page will provide you with some information about job locations, or you can click here to begin searching for jobs now!

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Top 5 States with Vet Tech Jobs

Veterinary Technician Jobs by StateAcross the county, there are certain areas that offer more jobs than others.  The top 5 states with the most veterinary technician jobs in 2014 were:

  1. Texas – 8,870
  2. California – 8,820
  3. Florida – 8,190
  4. Pennsylvania – 4,210
  5. New York – 4,190

Top 5 Cities with Veterinary Technician Jobs

Veterinary Technician Jobs by CityLocation is one of the most important factors of finding quality, high paying vet tech jobs.  Sometimes students must relocated to a different area to find jobs after they finish their veterinary technician training.  Below are the top 5 cities with the most veterinary technician jobs:

  1. Chicago, IL – 2,300
  2. Houston, TX – 1,990
  3. New York, NY – 1,980
  4. Philadelphia, PA – 1,760
  5. Atlanta, GA – 1,740

Work Environment

There are several different types of facilities that veterinary technicians work in.  The most common are veterinary clinics, animal hospitals and shelters. Veterinary technician jobs are also slightly more dangerous than average.  This is due to working with ill or injured animals that may respond aggressively to treatment.

Before you Get Hired

Veterinary technician jobs in most states require you to be certified or licensed.  That means that you must complete training from a veterinary technician school before you can begin working.  Below are some of the top recommended veterinary technician schools (online and campus) in the country:

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Get the skills you need to land the job you want at Vancouver Career College. We offer diploma programs in Business, Health Care, Technology and more.

Programs:

  • Veterinary Health Care Assistant
Locations:  Kelowna
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center. We offer programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and office administration, and pharmacy tech.

Programs:

  • Veterinary Assistant
Locations:  Canton

Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment. As a student at Southern Technical College, you will have the opportunity learn in several different ways.

Programs:

  • Diploma - Veterinary Assisting
Locations:  Fort Myers