Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (29-2056)
Occupation description: 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.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||50
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||21
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||9
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Associate's degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None