29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Occupational Description:
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2018
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 2,380240$18.13/hr$0.44/hr$13.28/hr$15.07/hr$17.37/hr$20.10/hr$24.93/hr
U S 103,4301,965$16.81/hr$0.10/hr$11.08/hr$13.28/hr$16.17/hr$19.30/hr$23.90/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Leading Industries for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Professional and Business Services2,170$17.26/hr
Other Services70$14.82/hr
Public Administration10$26.18/hr
Other Regional Data For Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2016 - 2026
Minnesota 2,380 $17.37/hr 22.3%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MetroSA 1,730 $17.72/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,440 $17.92/hr 22.7%
Central Minnesota 210 $16.44/hr 42.5%
Southeast Minnesota 180 $15.14/hr 4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 130 $16.58/hr N/A
Northwest Balance of State 120 $16.62/hr N/A
Southwest Minnesota 110 $15.47/hr 23.2%
Fargo, ND-MN MetroSA 110 $14.95/hr N/A
Rochester, MN MetroSA 100 $18.70/hr N/A
Southeast Balance of State 80 $14.79/hr N/A
St. Cloud, MN MetroSA 80 $14.07/hr N/A
Duluth, MN-WI MetroSA 70 $15.38/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 60 $15.77/hr N/A
La Crosse, WI-MN MetroSA 60 $15.36/hr N/A
Grand Forks, ND-MN MetroSA 30 $15.71/hr N/A
Northeast Balance of State 20 $15.77/hr N/A
Mankato-North Mankato, MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A $16.32/hr N/A