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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

in Massachusetts

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists. Excludes "Nonfarm Animal Caretakers" (39-2021).

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
319096  Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1,933 2,046 113 5.85 % 51 11 40 High school diploma or equivalent 

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    1,060  55 % 1,090  53 % 30  3 % $29,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,060  55 % 1,090  53 % 30  3 % $29,470
Educational Services    690  35 % 740  36 % 50  9 % $41,850
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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