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vetarinary technician

Veterinary technicians are essential to the smooth running of a clinic.  Upon visiting a veterinary clinic a vet before you speak with a veterinarian, you will most likely speak with the technician.  Veterinary technicians are comparable to nurses in human medicine.  They have the ability to check vitals, take a history, x-rays, administer some medications, and they are also responsible for restraint of pets when necessary.  The average pay was reported at $30,000 but varies depending on location and amount of experience.  It is a very hands on job and requires either schooling or the ability to quickly learn on the job.  To find more information about pursuing a career as a veterinary technician click here.

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