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Americans spent $31.9 billion in 1995 for lottery tickets. That's more than twice the yearly budget for the National Institutes of Health.


Careers in biomedical research provide an opportunity for discovery, and professionals in this field provide hope to millions suffering from medical conditions or diseases—hope for new and better treatments, a better life, a cure. Through their individual contributions, biomedical researchers have the potential to improve the lives of countless people and animals all over the world. From engineers to scientists, nutritionists to computer scientists, technical writers to laboratory animal technicians, these people have chosen to accept the challenge to care. You can too—by choosing a career in the exciting, demanding, and rewarding field of biomedical research.
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Considering a job in the field of biomedical research? Learn how these laboratory animal science professionals got started in the field.

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Why do veterinarians, who are supposed to take care of sick animals, work with researchers who do experiments on them?
Veterinarians realize that the results of animal research improve the health of animals as well as humans. Many advances in veterinary medicine are the direct result of animal research; some research has even helped save certain species from extinction. Veterinarians also act as advocates for research animals, making sure they are healthy and comfortable.