SOC Code 29-2056 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

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Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.


SOC Code 29-2056 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 110,650 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $17.63 and average Annual Wage of $36,670.

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Occupation Examples

  • 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

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