Not only are there plenty of employment opportunities in the marketplace right now for those in the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession, but there should be plenty of opportunities for many years to come.
What do I mean by that? Well, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is perhaps the foremost authority on the topic of labor economics. According to the BLS, opportunities for veterinarians are set to increase by almost 18% through the year 2026. Not only that, but opportunities for vet technicians will also increase by 20% during the same timeframe.
In addition, according to an article in DVM360 Magazine, the unemployment rate in the Veterinary profession fell from 1.5% to 0.5% in 2017.
These statistics paint a very vivid picture of the future of hiring in the Veterinary profession. Simply put, there are simply not enough qualified candidates. This includes veterinarians, vet technicians, and other job categories. As a result, the qualified candidates who do exist can expect to see more and better employment opportunities with corresponding compensation packages that are attractive and compelling.
So for job seekers and candidates, this is a great time to be in the Veterinary profession. The time is now to seek out new employment opportunities and grow your career.
For employers, this is the time to make sure that you’re approaching your organization’s hiring strategy in the correct way. Hiring the best candidates requires a recognition of the realities that exist in today’s marketplace and a proactive mindset about how to find those candidates.
The future of hiring in the Veterinary profession is bright. Just how bright . . . is up to you.