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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists. 

Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 1.6%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 577
Median Hourly Click for more information on Median Hourly Wage $14.05 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $30,560 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed These occupations usually require a high school diploma. 
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