Career Outlook for Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Also known as:  Laboratory Animal Caretaker, Veterinarian Assistant, Veterinarian Helper, Veterinary Attendant
The overall job outlook for Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by -0.47 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.08 percent per year. Demand for Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers is expected to go up, with an expected 21,870 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.88 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers in the following states
California 6,940
Texas 5,870
Florida 3,980
Virginia 3,860
Ohio 3,130
Pennsylvania 2,990
North Carolina 2,550
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Virgin Islands 40
Guam 40
District of Columbia 80
North Dakota 110
Vermont 130
Alaska 170
Wyoming 220
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