Dream Job

By: Shea McGuiggan

My dream job

My dream job is to be a Veterinarian.

Education/Training

Veterinarians must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college and a state license.

Average Salary

$87,590 per year
$42.11 per hour

Job Duties/Tasks

Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.

Job Outlook

Employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Candidates should expect very strong competition for available veterinarian positions, especially in companion animal care. Those with specializations and prior work experience should have the best job opportunities.

Knowledge Areas

Medicine and Dentistry, Biology, Customer and Personal Service, Customer and Personal Service, and Mathematics.

Skills

Science, Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking.

Working Conditions

Reason this is my dream job

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