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  • 1. Veterinarian
    By: Sarah McCarthy
    4-27-11
    3rd Hour
    Career/Technology Foundations
  • 2. Introduction
    If you love animals, are good with people, and are comfortable working in any condition; you would probably find the veterinary career suitable.Whenmost people think of a veterinarian, they usually do not realize all of the different things they may do on a day to day basis. Although it is true to say that a veterinarian is an animal doctor, there is many more things involved with this career. In order to get a better understanding of this career field, I will be researching what being a veterinarian is all about. Hopefully this research will strengthen my overall decision in becoming a veterinarian.
  • 3. Nature of Work
    • Performing surgeries
    • 4. Treat diseases
    • 5. Prescribing medicines
    • 6. Protect humans against animal-carried diseases
    • 7. Broaden people’s knowledge of animals
  • Working Conditions
    All Veterinarians
    Livestock Veterinarian
    Traditional Veterinarian
    • Indoor
    • 8. Work in sanitary conditions
    • 9. Mostly mental
    • 10. Noisy
    • 11. Long hours
    • 12. Have to deal with pet owners
    • 13. Risk of being bitten or scratched by frightened animals
    • 14. Lots of Driving
    • 15. Work outdoors
    • 16. Work in all weather
    • 17. Often work in unsanitary conditions
  • Training, Qualifications, Advancement
    • A.P. Biology, Human Anatomy/ Physiology, and Zoology are offered in my high school
    • 18. Veterinarians must graduate from Veterinary school
    • 19. Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or D.M.V.
    • 20. Most Veterinarians enroll in a four year program.
    • 21. I would like to go to Michigan State
  • Job Outlook/ Employment
    • Employment will rise 33% by 2018
    • 22. Employment opportunities are better in rural areas than in cities
    • 23. Not very competitive for jobs
    • 24. I would like to start out in Kentucky and maybe take care of race horses because I am very passionate about them.
  • Earnings
    • Average in Federal Government in 2009 was $93,398
    • 25. I would like to live in a rural area and have a family. This salary would most likely fit my needs.
    • 26. My first purchase with
    these earnings would
    probably a house or
    car
  • 27. Related Occupation: Veterinarian Technician
    Similarities
    Differences
    • Working with animals
    • 28. Risk of getting bitten
    • 29. Work in all kinds of conditions
    • 30. Employment is growing
    • 31. Take on more duties of a nurse
    • 32. Shorter Hours
    • 33. Less Education
    • 34. Less Pay
  • Summary
    As you can see, being a veterinarian can be very difficult. With the factors of demanding owners, dangerous animals, and sometimes emotional attachments to certain animals; things can get pretty tough for a veterinarian. Despite the hardships, being a veterinarian is very rewarding. It must be very satisfying to know that they have the knowledge and power to save an animal’s life.
  • 35. Works Sited
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm#emply