A veterinarian technician is a person who assists the veterinarian in various procedures conducted upon animals of various kinds. Animals include: dogs, cats, birds, etc. Normally Veterinarian Technician Salary is quite reasonable considering the nature of their job.
A Veterinarian Technician Salary will vary depending on the location and setting. A vet can specialize in different areas, his salary is even determined by his specialization.
The average Veterinarian Technician Salary 2011 ranges from $14000-$20,000/year. The technicians who are experienced get paid more than those who have less job experience.
Following are details of maximum and minimum amount of hourly and yearly salary earned by veteranian Techs.
- Minimum Salary Hourly and yearly: The minimum amount of salary paid to a Veterinarian Technician is less than $ 9.00 per hour. The minimum annual salary is less than $20,000/year
- Maximum Salary Hourly and yearly: The maximum amount of salary paid to a Veterinarian Technician is $20.00/hour. The maximum salary per year is $40,000/year.
Required tenure to reach maximum salary:
Getting certified as Veterinarian Technician usually takes two to three years to complete. The certificate should be accredited by the American Veterinarian Medical Association in order to gain employment. One can even opt for online schooling, the downside of online schooling is that you will not be able to create a network with other techs. Moreover, you will have to be a “self Starter” if you choose to do online schooling because you wouldn’t have any professor to push you.
Job conducted by a veterinarian Technician:
The job of a Veterinarian Technician is to assist the veterinarian in various procedures like surgical operations conducted upon animals. It is their job to collect urine samples, perform skin scrapings, process radiographs, perform lab procedures, give IV fluids and Injections to animals.