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Vet Tech Job Outlook

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Vet Tech Job Outlook

Veterinary Technicians are in demand! In fact, the Vet Tech career has a 20% "much faster than average" anticipated job growth rate (U.S. Department of Labor). This makes Veterinary Technology one of the fastest growing careers in America that typically requires an Associate's Degree. There are already more than 100,000 Vet Tech jobs in the US alone at places like veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, research facilities, laboratories, zoos, and more.

The field of Veterinary Technology also offers a favorable annual salary when compared to fields with similar education requirements. Add to that all the time and money that can be saved with a focused 2-year program (as opposed to the the 8-12 years of schooling that Veterinarians undertake) and it becomes clear that pursuing Veterinary Technology is a great option when considering a career in veterinary medicine.

Contact our admissions team on campus today to get more information about this fast-growing career field.

Phone: (303) 751-8700 or (800) 950-8001 - toll free

Check out these infographics to learn more about this fast growing career, and to see if it is right for you!

Specialization Post-Graduation

Credentialed veterinary technicians can go on to earn additional, nationally-recognized, veterinary technician specialty credentialing while working in the field (no additional formal degree is required past the degree offered at Bel-Rea).
15 options are currently available to graduates:  Anesthesia and Analgesia, Behavior, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Practice (with subspecialties in Canine/Feline, Feline, Exotic Companion Animal, and Production Animal), Dentistry, Dermatology, Equine, Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine (with subspecialties in Cardiology, Large Animal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, and Internal Medicine), Laboratory Animal, Physical Rehabilitation, Surgery, and Zoology.
Watch the video below to learn about career specialties within the Vet-Tech field.
"Bel-Rea gave me the education I needed to leave one great occupation and enter another without fear. The assistance, training, and preparation I received were far beyond my expectations. Coming into a field "blind" and not knowing what it was I needed to transition career fields was handled well by the personable and adept staff. I found a new family while alone in Denver."
Glenda T. - 2005 Bel-Rea Graduate
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