The mission of the Assistant Animal Laboratory Technology (AALT) Program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as technicians in a choice of two animal care career paths: Companion animals in a veterinary hospital or diagnostic laboratory setting, or Lab animals in a biomedical research facility setting.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine postoperative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 2,680
Current job openings per year: 570