Jobs for veterinary technicians grow, despite the economy

Jobs for veterinary technicians grow, despite the economy

In a world of layoffs, "technician" has become a nearly recession-proof job.
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Apr 06, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

You’re tired of hearing stories about unemployment and the struggling economy, right? Well here’s a bit of good news: Veterinary technicians are still in high demand.

According to Laurence Shatkin, author of “150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs,” veterinary technician jobs are expected to experience 36 percent growth between now and 2018. That’s an average of 4,850 job openings per year.

But you don’t have to wait for the growth—it’s happening now, Shatkin says. “Rapid growth does not always translate into job openings right now, but in this case it does,” he says. “The number of veterinary lab tests continues to grow very rapidly, and colleges where students prepare for this career report good opportunities for their graduates.”

Check out the related links below for information about how to make the most of your career as a veterinary technician—or other veterinary team member.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.