Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (29-2056)
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.
Employment and Job Openings
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||21.74||14.07||17.87||22.81||22.98||28.85|
|Balance of State||20.38||14.01||14.67||17.89||22.85||29.24|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.