We surveyed 1,511 veterinary technologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical veterinary technologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a veterinary technologist?

Low

High

Working as a veterinary technologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that veterinary technologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a veterinary technologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a veterinary technologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a veterinary technologist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a veterinary technologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for veterinary technologists.

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Do veterinary technologists work full-time or part-time?

74% of veterinary technologists work in full-time roles while 26% work part-time.

Is being a veterinary technologist stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for veterinary technologists, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a veterinary technologist?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for veterinary technologists, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for veterinary technologists?

Low

High

Veterinary technologists see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a veterinary technologist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Veterinary technologists will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are veterinary technologists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Veterinary technologists rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do veterinary technologists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Veterinary technologists tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a veterinary technologist physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a veterinary technologist requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are veterinary technologists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a veterinary technologist changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a veterinary technologist require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail is a vital skill for veterinary technologists, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.

Does being a good veterinary technologist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a veterinary technologist.