Veterinary Medical Technology
The career outlook for RVTs is very strong. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment will grow as more veterinarians utilize technicians and technologists to do general care and lab work, and as they continue to replace lower skilled veterinary assistants.
Veterinary technicians can obtain their associate degree and their RVT credentials, and then continue on to earn their bachelor's degree to obtain the title of Veterinary Technologist. Veterinary technicians and technologists can work in varied backgrounds, such as small and large animal practice, zoo and aquarium medicine, pharmaceuticals, the military, and more. Technicians and technologists can also go on to obtain higher-level degrees such as master's and doctorate degrees in veterinary and animal sciences. With each advancement in education and credentials, a student's employment opportunities and salary potential increase significantly.
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