Veterinary technologists and techniciansDescription: Veterinary Technologists and Technicians perform many of the same duties for a veterinarian that a nurse would for a physician, including laboratory and clinical work such as urine and blood tests. They may work in private vets' offices, zoos, research facilities, and other places where veterinarians work.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/Complete Job Profile: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos183.htmSalary: \$15,001 to \$23,000 per yearComments:I, too, was one of the naysayers on math....hated it! But I use it every day! My dad insisted on us being able to do simple math in our heads without *gasp!!* calculators! I still amaze my co-workers when I do simple calculations in my head and give them the answer while they are still writing out the equation. Of course, when doing dose calculations for medicines, it is always wise to do that 'check your answer' thing! LOL! lynnzoi@yahoo.com Lynn D

There are 36 math topics Veterinary technologists and technicians need to know.
 Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
 First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Operations with Polynomials
Algebraic Representation
 Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Parallel Lines
Geometric Mean
Pythagorean Theorem
Circles
Area
Volume
Make/Use 3D Drawings
 Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Variation
 Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications