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Job Title: Veterinary Technologist

Description: A person who usually completes a 4-year degree with special licensing in a specific discipline, such as anesthesiology.  A veterinary technologist may also be involved in industry or pharmaceutical research and development.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Learns on the job, Mathematical thinker, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Scientific thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Works under pressure

Market Sector: Museum/Zoo/Aquarium

Relative Salary:  $$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.