Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3213  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians provide technical support to veterinarians by caring for animals and assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health disorders. They are employed in veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, animal shelters, humane societies, zoos, animal research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and government. Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • (RAHT) Registered Animal Health Technologist
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Animal Care Technologist
  • Animal Health Technician
  • Animal Health Technician - Agriculture
  • Animal Health Technologist
  • Animal Health Technologist Supervisor
  • Animal Operating Room Attendant
  • Laboratory Animal Technician
  • Laboratory Animal Technologist
  • Registered Animal Health Technologist
  • Registered Animal Health Technologist (RAHT)
  • Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Veterinary Laboratory Technician
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technician Supervisor
  • Veterinary Technologist
  • Animal Health Technician
  • Animal Health Technologist
  • Laboratory Animal Technician
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technologist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $23,197
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $32,101
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $21,236
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $26,219
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $26,219
Female $4,585
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (8 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians.

$40,950.00
Lowest Observed
$48,750.00
Highest Observed
$40,950.00
25th Percentile
$42,431.25
Average
$41,463.00
Median
$41,925.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 180
25 to 34 years 190
35 to 44 years 140
45 to 54 years 40
55 to 64 years 20
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 580
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 285
Part Time 295
Total 580
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 60
Female 520
Total 580
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 575
Self Employed 10
Total 580
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 555
Unemployed 30
Total 580
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for animal health technologists and veterinary technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 110
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 285
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 25
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 165
Total 580
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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