Top Cities for the Top Careers — Vets and Vet Techs

Yesterday we started a series on the hottest job markets for the top careers of 2010, based on a report in U.S. News.

First on our list: X-ray techs.

Next up: Veterinarians and vet techs.

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National Average Hourly Earnings:

Vets: $34.07; vet techs: $14.19

National Job Growth 2008-2010:

Vets: 854 new jobs; vet techs: 639 new jobs

Current Top Markets for Vets and Vet Techs (Indeed.com postings):

  1. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (vets; vet techs)
  2. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (vets; vet techs)
  3. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (vets; vet techs)
  4. Dallas-Forth Worth-Arlington (vets; vet techs)
  5. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (vets; vet techs)
MSA Vets Growth Average Wages Vet Techs Growth Average wages
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 1,727 78 $40.81 1,285 54 $16.45
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island 3,144 45 $42.07 3,905 51 $17.11
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy 1,272 38 $34.63 2,231 52 $16.90
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 268 31 $42.14 3,185 41 $13.45
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 852 31 $32.59 1,234 35 $14.40

Projected Top Markets for Vets and Vet Techs:

  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
  2. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
  3. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet
  4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
  5. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
MSA Projected Total Jobs (2013) Projected New Jobs (Since 2010)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 6,421 1,159
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island 7,984 935
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet 4,796 698
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 4,009 556
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 3,662 517

For more on the job market as it relates to vets, check out this NPR story.

2 Responses to “Top Cities for the Top Careers — Vets and Vet Techs”

  1. Jane

    What is the outlook for the twin cities metropolitan area in Minnesota?

    • Joshua Wright

      Hi, Jane. Here’s some data for vets and vet techs for the Minneapolis MSA:
      2008 Occupational Jobs: 2,118
      2010 Occupational Jobs: 2,145
      Projected 2013 Occupational Jobs: 2,414
      2008-10 Percent Growth: 1.28%
      2010-13 Projected Percent Growth: 12.54%
      2010 Median Hourly Earnings: $25.27