Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
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.
Median Annual Wage: $23,790
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (34%); Associate's degree (33%); Some college, no degree (14%)
Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)
Related Job Titles: Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant); Veterinarian Assistant; Animal Caregiver; Animal Care Provider; Avian Keeper; Emergency Veterinary Assistant; Research Animal Attendant; Small Animal Caretaker; Technician Assistant; Veterinary Technician Assistant (Vet Tech Assistant)