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Veterinary: Career and Education Opportunities in Mississippi

Veterinary: Veterinarians are doctors focusing on health issues of animals. Attending to pets in the home and animals on farms and elsewhere, their expertise is in identifying and dealing with health problems in the animals around us.

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Mississippi has a population of 2,951,996, which has grown by 3.77% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State," Mississippi's capital and biggest city is Jackson. In 2008, there were a total of 1,558,262 jobs in Mississippi. The average annual income was $30,383 in 2008, up from $29,542 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Mississippi was 9.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 16.9% of Mississippi residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Mississippi include furniture product manufacturing, household furniture cabinet manufacturing, and household furniture manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Audubon Society Jackson Chapter, the Manship House Museum, and the Glory of Baroque Dresden Exhibition.


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Veterinarian Technician

Veterinarian Technicians perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Veterinarian Technicians need to train others in tasks and process. They also need to read and understand what has been read.