Career Outlook for Veterinarians

Also known as:  Animal Pathologist, Animal Surgeon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Equine Veterinarian, Large Animal Veterinarian, Poultry Pathologist, Public Health Veterinarian, Small Animal Veterinarian, Veterinary Medicine Scientist
The overall job outlook for Veterinarian careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 18.20 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.03 percent per year. Demand for Veterinarians is expected to go up, with an expected 24,920 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.72 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Veterinarians in the following states
California 5,190
Texas 4,100
Florida 3,100
New York 2,990
Pennsylvania 2,080
Ohio 2,020
Virginia 1,950
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Veterinarians
District of Columbia 80
Puerto Rico 110
Alaska 120
North Dakota 120
Hawaii 130
Rhode Island 130
Wyoming 170