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The number of vet tech jobs is increasing because of recent advances in the technology of veterinary medicine. New diagnostic tests are being developed constantly, often involving new devices that were not available just a few years ago. People with vet tech training from a vet tech school will be qualified for jobs in one of the fastest-growing fields around.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the number of vet tech positions will increase dramatically over the next few years, with some positions offering as much as $80,000 to accredited personnel, especially for people who have attended vet tech school. Unlike some fields that are closely tied to fluctuating commodities markets, this is one area that will experience steady growth even in uncertain economic times. 

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the number of vet tech positions will increase dramatically over the next few years, with some positions offering as much as $80,000 to accredited personnel, especially for people who have attended vet tech school. Unlike some fields that are closely tied to fluctuating commodities markets, this is one area that will experience steady growth even in uncertain economic times.

A vet tech license certifies the holder has successfully completed an educational program offered at a vet tech school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and passed a rigorous credentialing exam. Courses involved in the vet tech program include animal health, medicine and dentistry as well as math, biology and training with equipment. In addition to the classroom training, some hands-on training in a veterinary office will also be required. The AVMA credentialing exam involves written, oral and practical sections. When this is completed, the graduate of a vet tech school is given a license which can be used in any state in the U.S.

Vet tech positions include duties such as giving injections, taking samples of blood and tissue, keeping records, using X-ray equipment, administering anesthetics and assisting in a wide range of clinical tasks. However, vet techs never diagnose patients, issue prescriptions or perform surgery.

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