Veterinarians


Diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals. May engage in a particular function, such as research and development, consultation, administration, technical writing, sale or production of commercial products, or rendering of technical services to commercial firms or other organizations. Include veterinarians who inspect livestock.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Veterinary Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 890 27.60 16.94 32.93 57,410 35,240 68,490
Joplin MSA 30 29.07 14.87 36.17 60,460 30,930 75,220
Columbia MSA 50 19.28 10.04 23.90 40,100 20,890 49,710
St Joseph MSA 10 30.12 15.10 37.62 62,640 31,420 78,260
Springfield MSA 80 22.65 14.75 26.61 47,120 30,680 55,340
St Louis MSA 430 28.22 19.64 32.51 58,700 40,860 67,620
Kansas City* 180 33.95 19.74 41.06 70,625 41,064 85,405
Central Region* 140 22.28 12.78 27.04 46,349 26,575 56,237
Northwest Region* 10 31.12 16.15 38.60 64,720 33,597 80,281
Ozark Region* 90 24.46 15.26 29.06 50,879 31,747 60,446
Southwest Region* 40 28.58 15.96 34.90 59,454 33,189 72,586
St. Charles* 20 24.60 21.00 26.40 51,169 43,677 54,915
St. Louis County* 270 29.02 19.99 33.54 60,362 41,569 69,759
West Central Region* 40 17.51 15.94 18.30 36,424 33,157 38,058
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 20 37.91 28.82 42.46 78,862 59,939 88,324

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,000 1,220 220 22.00 40 Good
Kansas City MSA 420 490 70 16.67 15 Good
St Louis MSA 460 580 120 26.09 20 Good
Central Region* 120 150 30 25.00 5 Good
Northeast Region* 50 50 .00 2 Caution
Northwest Region* 60 70 10 16.67 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 90 110 20 22.22 4 Good
Southwest Region* 50 60 10 20.00 2 Good
West Central Region* 60 60 .00 2 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires First professional degree in one of the following
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Anatomy (Cert, MS, PhD) (NEW)
Veterinary Physiology (Cert, MS, PhD) (NEW)
Veterinary Infectious Diseases (Cert, MS, PhD) (NEW)
Veterinary Anesthesiology
Veterinary Dentistry
Veterinary Dermatology
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Veterinary Internal Medicine
Laboratory Animal Medicine
Veterinary Microbiology
Veterinary Nutrition
Veterinary Ophthalmology
Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Practice
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Veterinary Radiology
Veterinary Surgery
Theriogenology
Veterinary Toxicology
Zoological Medicine
Veterinary Residency Programs, Other