Career Outlook for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Also known as:  Certified Veterinary Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician, LVT, Registered Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Lab Tech, Veterinary Laboratory Technician, Veterinary Surgery Technician, Veterinary Surgery Technologist, Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary X-Ray Operator
The overall job outlook for Veterinary Technologist or Technician careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 36.38 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 6.06 percent per year. Demand for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 28,220 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.42 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in the following states
California 9,210
Texas 6,760
Florida 6,170
New York 4,190
Pennsylvania 3,280
Massachusetts 3,180
North Carolina 3,070
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
District of Columbia 50
Hawaii 170
Puerto Rico 180
Wyoming 190
North Dakota 190
Alaska 200
West Virginia 220