  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   