Veterinary technologists and technicians

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2019 Workforce
149k
Average Age
32.5
Estimated Job Growth
16.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$29,736
Average Male Salary
$31,146
Average Female Salary
$29,542

About

Veterinary technologists and technicians are most often employed by the Veterinary services industry. The average yearly wage for Veterinary technologists and technicians was $29,736 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Veterinary technologists and technicians by wage are Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs, Orderlies and psychiatric aides, and Cutting workers.

Veterinary technologists and technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Veterinary technologists and technicians are Tucson City (Northwest) PUMA, AZ, Fort Collins City PUMA, CO, and Providence County (West & Central)Woonsocket City PUMA, RI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Veterinary technologists and technicians are Tucson City (Northwest) PUMA, AZ, Providence County (West & Central)Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, and Fort Collins City PUMA, CO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Veterinary technologists and technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Veterinary services is the industry that employs the most Veterinary technologists and technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Veterinary technologists and technicians, by average wage, is Administration of economic programs & space research. Veterinary technologists and technicians are paid most in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Tucson City (Northwest) PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,736
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,373

In 2019, Veterinary technologists and technicians earned an average of $29,736, $25,788 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs make somewhat more than Veterinary technologists and technicians while Orderlies and psychiatric aides make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Veterinary technologists and technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.272
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Veterinary technologists and technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.272, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Veterinary technologists and technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Veterinary technologists and technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Veterinary technologists and technicians, by number of employees, are Veterinary services, Other personal services, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

149k
2019 Workforce
± 9,460
16.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.05%

The number of people employed as Veterinary technologists and technicians has been growing at a rate of 16.3%, from 127,807 people in 2018 to 148,621 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Veterinary technologists and technicians employed by various industries. Veterinary services employs the largest share of Veterinary technologists and technicians at  92.6%, followed by Other personal services with 2.02% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 1.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Veterinary technologists and technicians in the US. The average age of male Veterinary technologists and technicians in the workforce is 34.8 and of female Veterinary technologists and technicians is 32.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Veterinary technologists and technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

18k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,290
131k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,871

87.9% of Veterinary technologists and technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Veterinary technologists and technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

79.4% of Veterinary technologists and technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.21% of Veterinary technologists and technicians, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Age by Gender

34.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.93
32.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.705

The median age of Veterinary technologists and technicians is 32.5, and Male employees are generally 2.59 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Veterinary technologists and technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Veterinary technologists and technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Veterinary technologists and technicians hold a major in Agriculture.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Veterinary Technologists and Technicians are expected to see a growth of 16.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

16.2%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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