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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
292056  Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 2,656 2,986 330 12.42 % 59 33 26 Associate's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    2,310  87 % 2,620  88 % 310  13 % $39,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    2,310  87 % 2,620  88 % 310  13 % $39,410
Educational Services    300  11 % 320  11 % 20  7 % $50,620
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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