The Career Outlook Project
Career Outlook Project
Job Title and Job Description
I do whatever the vet herself needs done. Ex: client contact, animal restraint, such as giving fluids, drawing blood, operating equipment with lab, (and paperwork resulting); sterilizing instruments; handling bills/payments; filing; developing x-rays and more!
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
Veterinarian; Vet technician; office manager; veterinary supply sales; vet lab technician; animal grooming + training. Veterinary medical equipment development + sales; veterinary pharmaceuticals development + sales.
What new technology will be important?
Laser surgery + diagnostic imaging: ( made more widily available at lower cost to pet owners.)
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
No formal education. On the job training by the the veterinarian. I was hired because I am intelligent or organized and good with animals. (My boss knew me for a while before offering me a job.)
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
Go to school to become a vet or vet tech. Not many vets are willing to train-as-you-go (I was lucky). There are many veterinary specialties which are interesting.
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
No, I was intrested in animals as a child, but not as a teenager.
|Skills Used||Rating (5=Most Important thru|
|Athletic / Physical|
|Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment|
|Investigative / Fact Finding|
|leadership and Supervising|
|Sales and Negotiation|
|Scientific and Experimental|
|Social Service / Helping Skills|
|Teaching / Instructing|
|Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals|
Interview By: S.M.