Veterinary technicians continue to be in high demand in Northeast Ohio, and across the country. Currently there are more jobs available than there are applicants to fill them.
Veterinary technicians work in many aspects of the profession. The majority of technicians work in private vaterinary practices of various sizes. These technicians may work with companion species (dogs, cats or other pet species); horses, food animals (cattle, sheep, swine) or some combination of these. Other technicians choose to work in biomedical research facilities, diagnostic laboratory facilities, animal shelters or zoological or wildlife parks. Veterinary technicians also have roles in government and regulatory operations, including the US Department of Agriculture and emergency or disaster response.
The most recent salary surveys indicate that graduates receive starting salaries ranging from $11-15 per hour, or about $22,00-25,000 annually.