- Most Vet Technician pursues a two year associate degree program from AVMA (Associate Veterinary Medical Association). With this degree you obtain formal training on how to treat animals in labs and clinics.
- You can even take up a 4 years long bachelor’s degree program which will help you excel at a faster pace in the field.
- People who have decided to work as a Vet Tech during their high school days should take subjects including: biology, math and science courses.
- Training is even provided once you are hired in the field as an entry level employee.
- The minimum Vet Technician Salary is $9.85/hour, $20.5k per year and $13.52 as over time and $95.43 as bonus.
- The maximum Vet Tech Salary is $17.72/hour, $27.43 over times, $39,210 yearly and $1,008 as bonus.
- The average Vet Technician Salary 2011 is $14.28/hour and $29,710 per year.
Tenure to make Maximum Salary:
When you are hired as an entry level employee in this field and you have good amount of formal training and less amount of on the job experience and you are not yet aware of all the details of the field, you are eligible for minimum salary levels.
After gaining an experience of over 15 to 20 years in the field and after being familiarized by every small detail of the job you become an eligible person to touch the maximum salary range.
The pace at which you reach the maximum salary level is even dependant on your motivation to do the job, if you are working and gaining experience at your own will and trying to learn everything then you will reach the maximum salary mark in a shorter tenure.
This tech is an important part of the veterinary team of doctors and you will be working as you are told by the doctor who has hired you or the clinic you are working for. You have to provide the doctor with all the equipments required by him.
You should be knowledgeable enough about the needs of the doctor, and you should have the basic diagnostic skills required to diagnose problems experienced by an animal.