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Total Workforce
49,068
Average Age
32.6
Estimated Job Growth
19.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$23,563
Average Male Salary
$38,281
Average Female Salary
$20,045

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Veterinary services is the industry that employs the most Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, by average wage, is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers are paid most in Lake Stevens & Monroe Cities PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Whitman, Asotin, Adams, Lincoln, Columbia & Garfield Counties PUMA, WA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers in the US. The average age of male Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers in the workforce is 36 and of female Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers is 31.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers is White.

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Education

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

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers need more than the average amount of Science, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers are expected to see a growth of 19.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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