Veterinarian

Jordan Mott

What is a Veterinarian?

A veterinarian is a medical professional who protects the health and well-being of animals. They treat sick and injured animals. They also diagnose and control sick animals. They give owners tips on how to take care of their pet. Vets provide a wide variety of services to take care and nurture the animals.

What's the Work Place of a Veterinarian Like?

Small Animal Veterinarians typically work in vet clinics or animal hospitals, or maybe even both. Large Animals Veterinarians spend more time traveling to get to their patients home that house them.

How Much does a Veterinarian Make?

  • Starting - $25.25/hr $52,530/yr
  • Junior - $33.11/hr $68,860/yr
  • Experienced - $42.11/hr $87,590/yr
  • Senior - $55.44/hr $115,310/yr
  • Top End - $75.67/hr $157,390/yr

What kind of Education and How Much do you need to be a Veterinarian?

When the eight years of college study are completed and the degree "Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine " is earned, the individual has numerous types of employment niches awaiting his or her skills. Veterinarians appear to have similar education focused around a few degrees. You need a Biology degree and four to eight years of college with a Doctorate degree.

What Jobs will get you to being a Veterinarian?

  • Veterinary Assistant

What is the Employment Outlook?

There are currently an estimated 62,470 Veterinarians in the U.S. The Veterinarian job market is expected to grow by 12% between 2012 and 2022. The majority of job opportunities exist in California, Texas, and Florida, and as a percentage of the population Vermont and Idaho have most Veterinarians representing 0.876 in 1000 and 0.803 in 1000 of the total job market respectively.

What are some Similar to a Veterinarian?

  • Chiropractor
  • Marine Biologist
  • Animal Behavioural Specialist
  • Farmer
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Zoologist
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Animal Scientist
  • Animal Breeder
  • Equestrian

What are the Characteristics/Abilities I think are needed for being a Veterinarian?

  • Investigative
  • Realistic
  • Social

Advantages of this Career

  • Get to work with animals all day
  • Get to be around people
  • Always stay busy

Disadvantages of this Career

  • Have to give owners bad news sometimes
  • Have to euthanize animals

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