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Veterinary: Career and Education Opportunities in Washington

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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Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.


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Veterinarians diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals. Veterinarians need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to actively seek out need information and learn from it.
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.