5 Reasons Vet Techs Love Their Jobs

Jan 08 2018

PCI vet tech students with a bulldog
It’s no secret that veterinary technicians have awesome jobs. They can work as caretakers at zoos, provide critical care to beloved house pets, and even research ways to keep animals healthier. For any animal lover, or even people looking to make the world a healthier place, veterinary technology is an exciting field. Here are five reasons why vet techs love their jobs.

  1. 1. Vet Techs travel

  2. Veterinary technicians can occasionally have the opportunity to travel for work. Hate being stuck in an office? Try taking a trip to a client’s farm to provide care for his livestock.
    Bonus: Cows give great hugs!
    Cow cuddling with man and dog

  3. 2. Animals Are Stress Relievers

  4. Studies continue to find that companion animals reduce stress. While a vet tech’s job is not play, they still get to work surrounded by wonderful, caring animals. This work environment helps both the tech and the animals be happy and healthy! Working in a hands-on job with animals all day can make for a much less stressful work environment.
    cat giving a pug a massage

  5. 3. Job Security

  6. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for veterinary technologists is projected to be 20% from 2016-2026. That’s 13% higher than the national average! Vet techs can enjoy a growing job market for years to come.
    vets celebrating

  7. 4. Pet Problem Solving

  8. Vet techs are required to use their problem-solving skills to help animals get the right treatment. Because animals can’t tell us what’s wrong, vet techs have to interpret signals and symptoms to give animals the treatment they need, when they need it most!
    sad pug getting pet

  9. 5. Vet Techs Can Specialize

Part of why being a vet tech is so unique is that you can specialize and pursue the career path that you desire most! An education in vet tech can allow for specialization in veterinary internal medicine, critical care, and zoo keeping. You can even pursue even more focused specialization such as animal dentistry, surgery, exotic care, and more!
cat high five

These are just a few of the reasons why veterinary technology is an amazing career field! Let us know your favorite aspect of veterinary technology in the comments below or on our Facebook page! Is a career in veterinary technology right for you? Find out more by reading Should I Become a Veterinary Technician?

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