Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096)
Occupation description: 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).
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Employment and Job Openings  (click here for the 10-year forecast)
|Employment||Average annual openings|
|2018 estimate||2028 projection||Percent change||Labor force exits||Occupation transfers||Total|
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|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||14.54||11.03||12.29||14.40||17.13||18.62|
|Balance of State||16.69||12.25||13.62||15.91||18.52||22.70|