What is the job outlook for veterinary technician jobs?

Just as in other areas of the medical and wellness field, the future job outlook for veterinary technician jobs is promising. There is a continuous growth in the number of pet owners, particularly among an aging population of “baby boomers” who keep animals as companions. As a result, veterinary technicians are in demand, and as of 2010, figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that these jobs are expected to increase at a rate of 41 percent or more over the next 10 years. As of 2010, there were some 29,000 vet technicians already employed in the US alone, and there will continue to be more jobs available as new veterinary medicine technology becomes available to pet owners.