Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Training Requirements for Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers
Percent
Less than High School 4.6
High School 21.6
Some College 30.3
Associates Degree 13.5
Bachelors Degree 28.0
Masters Degree 1.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment Outlook for Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers

This represents about 73,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 21,000 more.

Typical Income for Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Hourly Income

On average,veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make $12.89 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers $8.91 $10.18 $12.14 $14.64 $18.18
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Other healthcare support occupations $10.69 $12.98 $15.95 $19.37 $23.98
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $10.77 $12.98 $15.81 $19.09 $23.44
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make $26,810 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers $18,540 $21,170 $25,250 $30,460 $37,810
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Other healthcare support occupations $22,230 $27,010 $33,170 $40,280 $49,890
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $22,410 $27,000 $32,880 $39,710 $48,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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