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  1. 1. Veterinarian <br />Ashley Tatum<br />4-27-11<br />Hour 5<br />Career Technology<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Imagine walking into room with a bunch of people running around, trying their hardest to help animals of all kinds. Not only can you hear the cries of the owners of the pets, but you can also hear the cries of the injured animals. This is a typical day for the life of a veterinarian. I’ve always been great animals and always admired veterinarians work so I’m hoping that will be the career I will have for the rest of my life. In order to set a better understanding of this career field, I will be researching the working conditions, earnings, qualifications, and related occupations. Hopefully this research will further ignite my passion for becoming a veterinarian.<br />
  3. 3. Nature of Work<br /><ul><li>Diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals
  4. 4. Care for the health of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories.
  5. 5. Use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals
  6. 6. Others just work on research, expanding our knowledge of animals and medical science.</li></li></ul><li>Working Conditions<br /><ul><li>Long hours
  7. 7. Noisy indoor environment
  8. 8. Deal with emotional owners
  9. 9. Take risks
  10. 10. Being bitten
  11. 11. Kicked
  12. 12. Scratched</li></li></ul><li>Training, Qualifications, Advancement<br /><ul><li>Must graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree from a 4-year program at an accredited college of veterinary medicine.
  13. 13. I have to take these classes..
  14. 14. Zoology, Biology+ AP Biology & Human Anatomy Physiology </li></li></ul><li>Job Outlook/Employment<br /><ul><li>The Employment rate is expected to increase 33% over the 2008-18 decade.
  15. 15. Very competitive because there are only 28 accredited veterinarian schools in the U.S.
  16. 16. There is a limited amount of graduates. (about 2,500 per year)
  17. 17. I would like to find a job opening somewhere in either Roseville or St. Clair Shores.</li></li></ul><li>Earnings<br /><ul><li>Annual wages of veterinarians were $79,050 in May 2008.
  18. 18. Middle 50% earned between $61,370 and $104,110.
  19. 19. Lowest 10% earned less than $46,610
  20. 20. Highest 10% earned more than $143,660</li></li></ul><li>Related Occupation <br /><ul><li>Medical Scientist
  21. 21. Indoor, mental and physical
  22. 22. Research diseases and conditions
  23. 23. Median wages were $72,590 in May 2008.
  24. 24. Middle 50% between $51,640 and $101,290.
  25. 25. Lowest 10% less than $39,870
  26. 26. Highest 10% earned more than $134,770.
  27. 27. Takes 7-8 years</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br />After researching on how to become a veterinarian and what they have to do, I am looking forward to joining this work field. I’m looking forward to getting to work with all different types of animals. I have always had a weak spot for dogs though. The thing I’m not looking forward to is having to put down the animals. It will make me sad, but I’m sure I will be fine after I remember that they are in a better place now and doesn’t have to go through anymore pain. My overall learning experience is that vets have to go to school for a long time and it is difficult to get a job as a veterinarian. I will not give up though because I believe that I can succeed and become a very good veterinarian. <br />
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