Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

6.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $17.71 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 36% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Veterinary Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 19.6% by 2031
'Veterinary Technologists and Technicians' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Veterinary Technologists and Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Veterinary Technologists and Technicians' was $36,850, or $17.71 hourly
'Veterinary Technologists and Technicians' are paid 19.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as veterinary technologists and technicians?

As of 2021 there were 118,670 people employed as Veterinary Technologists and Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Veterinary Technologists and Technicians.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 29-2056.00


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Aaron (Could go either way) says
Could go either way. Doctors are using robots and AI to perform surgeries. Vets can do the same thing I suppose. AI and robots will be the new Vet techs and vet assistants. The biggest thing I see when it come to AI is a huge suppressor of wages.
Dec 03, 2019 at 09:07 PM

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