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Consider wearing sunglasses -- your future is so BRIGHT!!!

The following web site at the US Department of Labor features the Occupational Outlook for veterinary technologists and technicians.  Job prospects are excellent for you.  The number of graduates is not expected to meet demand.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-technologists-and-technicians.htm

The next paragraph is a direct quote from the article.

Veterinary technologists also will enjoy excellent job opportunities due to the relatively few graduates from 4- year programs—about 500 annually. However, unlike veterinary technicians who usually work in private clinical practice, veterinary technologists will have better opportunities for research jobs in a variety of settings, including biomedical facilities, diagnostic laboratories, wildlife facilities, drug and food manufacturing companies, and food safety inspection facilities.”

This message is only to encourage you that you have chosen an excellent career, and to encourage you to look at all the opportunities that will come your way.

The traditional career of a veterinary technician usually involves going to work in a small animal, large animal or mixed animal veterinary practice. With the emergence of specialties there are many more options to choose from. There are clinics specializing in ophthalmics, orthopedics, equines, exotics and emergency medicine, to name a few, and all of them are hiring both two-year and four-year graduate veterinary technicians.  Some of you will probably focusing on working in a private veterinary practice, which is good.   

A Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Technology opens many different opportunities for the veterinary technician. Positions in teaching, industry, research, government, zoos and private business can be obtained. Our students have found rewarding careers in pharmaceutical sales, dog day care ownership, USDA, and teaching in veterinary and veterinary technology programs. These jobs are usually looking for someone with a BS or higher degree.

The Veterinary Technology program at NDSU maintains a Current Job Openings page on which announcements are posted and can be viewed by anyone with access to this web site. There are also a number of web sites dedicated to helping veterinary technicians find jobs. Those sites can be viewed on the NAVTA web site, under Career Development. Click on the words NAVTA web site to access this site.

If you are an employer with a job opening, you can email  Jane Dickerson. She will post your Job Opening on this website. Openings are removed 6 weeks after they are listed.  Please let her know if you would like the opening re-posted or removed early.

Salaries vary for both the veterinarian and the veterinary technician. The average hourly wage for most new veterinary technology graduates is between $10 and $15 per hour. Depending on the area of the country you plan on living the salaries can be higher or lower. We encourage our students to fill out a comprehensive budget plan, which is provided to them, in order to determine what they need for a salary to make a living. With the shortage of graduate technicians there is enough competition to drive salaries higher and to have some bargaining power if more than one employer is seeking to hire you. With a BS degree in veterinary technology you will also qualify to apply for many jobs in business, industry, research and government.

JOB OPENINGS 

Date Posted Position Employer Location
5/14/21 Veterinary Technician Mission and Overland Park Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital Kansas City, Kansas
5/14/21 Veterinary Assistant Emergency Veterinary Critical Care and Specialty Hospitals Kansas City, Kansas
5/13/21 Veterinary Technician Airport Animal Hospital Duluth, MN
5/7/21 Veterinary Technician Pelican Rapids Animal Hospital Pelican Rapids, MN
5/7/21 Customer Care Representative Pelican Rapids Animal Hospital Pelican Rapids, MN
5/5/21 Veterinary Technician Animal Medical Center Gillette, WY
4/29/21 Veterinary Technician Duluth Veterinary Hospital Duluth, MN
4/28/21 Veterinary Technician Country Roads Veterinary Services Ellendale, ND
4/26/21 Veterinary Technician Valley Veterinary Hospital Fargo, ND
4/26/21 Veterinary Assistant Valley Veterinary Hospital Fargo, ND
4/26/21 Receptionist Valley Veterinary Hospital Fargo, ND
4/20/21 Veterinary Technician Village Animal Hospital Lake Minnetonka, MN
4/20/21 Veterinary Technician All Creatures Veterinary Hospital Perham, MN
4/20/21 Veterinary Technician Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital Blaine, MN
4/12/21 Veterinary Technician Aurochs Veterinary Service Audubon, MN
4.12.21 Spring-Fall Field Worker Cottonwood Dairy Cottonwood, MN
4.12.21 Veterinary Technician Lake Area Vet Clinic Watertown, SD
4.12.21 Camp Wrangler Counselors YMCA Camp Carson Princeton, IN
4.1.21 Veterinary Technicians West Fargo Animal Hospital West Fargo, ND
4.1.21 Veterinary Technician Beach Veterinary Clinic Beach, ND
4.1.21 Receptionist West Fargo Animal Hospital West Fargo, ND
4.1.21 Veterinary Technicians Crosslake Veterinary Hospital Crosslake, MN
4.1.21 Summer Intern USDA Agricultural Research Service Fargo, ND
3.26.21 Lead Animal Care Technician Great River Rescue Bemidji, MN

EMPLOYERS  

  • To list your job opening, please send your listing 
    to Jane Dickerson.
  • Please send link to job opening or submit in Word (*.doc) or Adobe (*.pdf) format if possible.
  • Postings will be deleted (and not kept) approximately 6 weeks after posting.
  • Please remember we post these as a courtesy and we are not a "jobs board."  This is not intended to replace any traditional employment advertising.

JOB SEEKERS

  • These job listings are a sampling of jobs available for seniors and recent graduates of our program.
  • This is NOT a complete listing of jobs in the area nor in the veterinary technology field.  Please check other sources
    and do your research to find other employment opportunities that may be available to you.

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