SOC Code 31-9096 - Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Total Employment

97,030

Hourly Wage (avg)

$14.28

Annual Wage (avg)

$29,690

Description

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine postoperative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

Snapshot

SOC Code 31-9096 - Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Support Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 97,030 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $14.28 and average Annual Wage of $29,690.

Occupation Examples

  • Laboratory Animal Caretaker
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Veterinarian Helper
  • Veterinary Attendant

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