need for vets to increase!

​The need for veterinarians will increase by 36 percent (faster than average) between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It's predicted that 22,000 veterinarians will be needed by 2020 with the need being the greatest in government and farm animal care.  The median annual wage for a veterinarian in 2010 was $82,040.  Other career opportunities for pre-veterinary medicine majors include:

Zoologist-wildlife biologist - Anticipated growth in jobs of seven per cent between 2010-2020.  Median annual wage in 2010 was $57,430 (bachelor's degree).


Agriculture and food scientist - Anticipated growth in jobs of 10 per cent between 2010-2020.  Median annual wage in 2010 was $58,450.


Biological technologist (conducts lab tests and experiments).  Anticipated growth in jobs of 14 per cent between 2010-2020.  Median annual wage in 2010 was $39,020 (bachelor's degree).


Bureau of Labor Statistics​, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Editionon the Internet  (visited June 15, 2012).