Should technicians earn $70K?

A report says technicians will easily weather this economic storm, but could they earn $70,000 a year? Here's what a few dvm360.com community members and industry experts think.
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Apr 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

In a February CBS Evening News' interview, career-information specialist Laurence Shatkin, author of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs, said veterinary technician is No. 2 in the top 10 recession-proof jobs. Veterinarians came in at No. 4.

In a related CBS article, a student at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Fla., explained why she left her job in computers to study veterinary technology. The article said that, over time, she “can match the $70,000 salary of her old job.”

These ideas spurred heated discussion on the dvm360.com message boards. Click below for community members’ and experts’ comments.

Shawn McVey's two cents

What the Dean of the school has to say

Past NAVTA president speaks up

The National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues CEO's take