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Total Workforce
66,831
Average Age
43.8
Estimated Job Growth
8.9%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$97,745
Average Male Salary
$129,187
Average Female Salary
$77,561

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Veterinarians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Veterinary services is the industry that employs the most Veterinarians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Veterinarians, by average wage, is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Veterinarians are paid most in Middlesex County PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Veterinarians in the US. The average age of male Veterinarians in the workforce is 49.8 and of female Veterinarians is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Veterinarians is White.

Gender Composition

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Veterinarians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Veterinarians is Biology but a relatively high number of Veterinarians hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Veterinarians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Veterinarians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Science, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Veterinarians need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Veterinarians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Veterinarians are expected to see a growth of 8.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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