Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292056  Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 3,133 3,716 583 18.61 % 111 152 58 321 Associate's degree 

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Projected 2026 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    2,660  85 % 3,180  85 % 520  19 % $39,450
Educational Services    370  12 % 410  11 % 40  13 % $50,880
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