Veterinarian CarlyVargo April 27th, 2011 Career Technology 4th Hour
Introduction Imagine being surrounded by animals, people rushing in crying to help their pet first, and the joy of making one more person happy. This is what a veterinarian goes through on a daily basis. When I get older I would like to be a veternarian because I love animals, and want to help them stay healthy. Animals have been a passion of mine since I was very young and on a daily basis I am associated with them. So in order to get 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 veternarian.
Nature of Work Treat diseases +dysfunctions of animals Perform Surgery Euthanize Animals Diagnose animal health problems Advise owners on what to do
Working Conditions Long hours Noisy environment Risks from animals Bitten Scratched Kicked Work in all weather Usually clean well-lit offices
Training, Qualifications, Advancement Must graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree Veterinary programs (3-4 years) requirements range from 45-90 semester hours Bachelors Degree I will take the classes.. Zoology, Biology+ AP Biology & Human Anatomy Physiology Attend Michigan State University Study Veterinary Field
Employment rate=increase 33% from the years 2008-2018
28 actual Veterinary medicine schools in U.S.
Very Competitive: 2,500 graduates per/yr.
Jobs open usually in heavily populated areas
Job around St. Clair Shores
Annual earnings range from $46,610 to $143,660
Average earnings for 2008- $93,398
Lifestyle goals : Finish college and find a career, Get married + settled, have children
Begin paying off college loans and debts
Work as if your self employed
Training: Played in high school, previous sport teams
Very Competitive- Few job openings
Median annual wages are $40,480
I love sports
After my time researching a veterinarian I am most excited to become part of this work field. Being around animals all the time seems almost to good to be true. Also helping people to feel better that I helped to save their pet would be an amazing feeling. Yet I am definitely not excited about going to school for 7-8 years or having to put down animals when they are very sick, old or injured. Throughout my research I learned a lot more about what it takes, and the working conditions of being a vet. But the positives of being a Veterinarian outweigh the negatives and when I am old enough I am ready to be on the work field.
Works Cited http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos251.htm