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Veterinary Assistant Research Guide: Explore Careers

Explore Careers in Veterinary Science

Are you considering a career as a Veterinary Assistant? Get more information here:

Harper College Library resources on vocations in the veterinary field

The US Department of Labor Occupational Handbook is a one stop shop for information about Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, including summaries of the job, needed qualifications, and average salaries. Find out how many people work in a job, and if the number of job is expected to grow. 

National Association of Veterinary Technicians
Harper College is proud to be one of a handful of schools approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians. Find information here on the following: job description for veterinary assistants, the approved veterinary assistant designation, and how to take the Approved Veterinary Assistant Examination.

General Career Information

Check out these amazing resources, no matter what career you are looking at.

  • Career One Stop - This is an excellent collection of all the information that the US Department of Labor has to offer on job searching. From brainstorming career paths to brushing up your resume, to submiting to jobs, everything is covered.
  • O Net - This website has an excellent browsing and searching options to help you connect your interests with potential careers.
  • The Glass Door - This site gives user reviews of how good (or bad) it is to work for specific companies. It includes pros and cons about a job, typical salaries, and interview questions asked.

The Career Development Center

Need help choosing or preparing for a career?

No problem - the Career Development Center is here to help you!

Drop by A347, call 847.925.6220 or email

Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to help you choose a major or a career path, and to jump start your job search.

Use the center's reference library of books on a variety of careers, majors, and job search topics. 

Make an appointment to get free access to computers, printers and fax machines.

Find a job on campus to add experience to your resume.

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