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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
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 188 238 26.6 6 11 22
United States 109400 130500 0.0 3500 6200 11800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 18.20 12.27 14.44 17.43 21.10 25.20
Alaska 20.35 14.29 17.26 21.09 23.60 25.18
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.91 15.87 18.62 21.61 23.80 25.16
Balance of State 17.34 12.89 13.89 15.77 19.49 24.02

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.