What does someone in this career do?
Examine animals and diagnose health problems
Treat and dress wounds
Perform surgery on animals
Test for and vaccinate against diseases
How do you become someone in this career?
Someone who wants to become a vet must finish a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at an accredited college. It usually takes 4 years to get and includes classroom, laboratory, and hospital skills. Veterinarians must be licensed to work.
What is the work environment?
A lot of vets work in private clinics. Other veterinarians have to travel to farms, work in laboratories or classrooms. It can be very stressful to be a vet, because they deal with sick animals and their anxious owners. The workplace can be noisy from all of the animals.
Pay: $88,490 a year
Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree
On the job training: None
Job outlook: 9% (higher than most)