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Medical Assisting Services is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Respiratory Therapy Assisting

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    $61k

    Respiratory Therapy Assisting
  • Clinical Medical Assisting

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    Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant

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    $60k

    Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assisting

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    $56k

    Occupational Therapy Assisting
  • Physical Therapy Assisting

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    $60k

    Physical Therapy Assisting
  • Veterinary Technology

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    $58k

    Veterinary Technology

    Are you someone who has a deep love and respect for animals? Do you feel passionate about caring for animals and providing them with the best possible care? Then getting a veterinary technology degree may be something you'd like to consider.

    After graduating with a degree in veterinary technology, veterinary technologists are able to work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to treat or to help veterinarians diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals. They work in private clinics, laboratories, or animal hospitals.

    Veterinarians rely on the skills of veterinary technologists, who do many of the same tasks for a veterinarian that nurses would for a doctor. They conduct a variety of clinical and laboratory procedures, including postoperative care, dental care, and specialized nursing care.

    As a veterinary technology student you will be taught all aspects of medical and surgical nursing care for animals. You will learn how to:

    • Observe the behaviour and condition of animals
    • Provide nursing care or emergency first aid to recovering or injured animals
    • Administer anesthesia to animals and monitor their responses
    • Collect laboratory samples, such as blood, urine, or tissue, for testing
    • Perform laboratory tests, such as urinalyses and blood counts
    • Take and develop X-rays
    • Prepare animals and instruments for surgery
    • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments prescribed by a veterinarian
    • Collect and record patients’ case histories

    Note - there is a difference between a veterinary technologist and a veterinary technician. Veterinary technologists have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology, while veterinary technicians have completed a two-year associate degree. Earning an associate degree can be a good first step into the field. It allows you to enter the workforce sooner and quickly learn entry-level job duties. If you decide to pursue more education, you’ll find your responsibilities as a veterinary technologist will be more advanced. Both technologists and technicians must become registered, licensed, or certified depending on their state requirements.

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  • Anesthesiologist Assistant

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    Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Chiropractic Technology

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    $58k

    Chiropractic Technology