Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

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Will "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers may be able to take some comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 27% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 86% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $12.14 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 499 out of 706

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Job description

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

SOC Code: 31-9096

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Jeffrey Hunt (Small chance) says
The number of companion animals is increasing steadily. Veterinary assistant requires a lot of physical handling of animals; feeding, feeling, etc. in addition to person-skills and communication skills in working with pet owners.
Aug 13, 2019 at 03:35 PM
Anon (Small chance) says
$5 bucks says my dog flips out when the angry metal thing tries to put something in its butt.
Jun 22, 2019 at 03:16 AM

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