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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery. 

Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 3.2%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 835
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $17.25 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $36,770 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. 
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