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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Veterinarian Veterinarian Why should I become a Veterinarian? You may be thinking, "why should I be a veterinarian?"Well, to answer you question, here are many reasonson why you should become a veterinarian: One reasonis because you enjoy helping animals (of course). Although, there is more to being a vet. Veterinarianswill also be needed to inspect food supply and toensure animal and human health due to growth infields related to food and animal safety, disease control,and public health. As of 2012 there is about 70,300 arecurrently in this career. Lastly, the veterinarian career isgrowing 12% faster. This means their will be more positions opened to be a vetiranarian. What do I need to do? What do I need to do? Here are the steps to take to be a veterinarian:* in high school or college try to take classessuch as, biology, chemistry, anatomy,physiology, zoology, microbiology, and animal science* Complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicinedegree at an accredited college of veterinarymedicine (takes about 4 years to complete)* you are now eligible to be a veterinarianso now you can work as a vet Citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Veterinarians, on the Internet at Veterinarian $84,460 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $73,410 Total, alloccupations $34,750 What will I be paid? What will I be paid? The median annual wage for the average veterinarian was about$84,460 in May 2012. The top 10%percent earn more than $144,100 and the lowest 10% earn less than $51,530. Some veterinarianswill work nights or on the weekends.They may also respond to emergenciesoutside of work hours. In May 2012, about 1/3 of veterinariansworked more than 50 hours per week. Note: All occupations includes all in the U.S economy. What will I be doing? There are many duties to being a veterinarian. Veterinarians typically examine animals and diagnose them; perform surgeryon animals; test for and vaccinate against disease; and manyother things. Veterinarians do what your typical doctor would doexcept for animals. Although, a veterinarian's duties also dependon what type of veterinarian you chose to be. Here are some types of veterinarians: companion animal veterinarians, equineveterinarians, food animal veterinarians, food safety and inspection veterinarians, and research veterinarians.
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