Main Choices Of A Veterinarian Vs. Veterinary Technician

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Veterinarian vs. Veterinary Technician
What do you what to do after you graduate? What would you like to study? What do you enjoy doing? My answer to all of these questions has always been “I don’t know”. Now, as I reach the end of my senior year, only one idea is clear- I want to do something with animals. Right now with the research, I've done I have two main choices available- Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician. Now it's time to make the hard decision. Which job will be the most beneficial to me and my skills? Many people, right out of high school, chose to take the path of college (Comma). For a Veterinarian and a Veterinary Technician college is very different. Based on the names of the jobs many people think they would require close
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One of the main reasons that jump to people's attention is the pay. Money is very important in today’s society. Many people, when looking for a job, consider money as one of the main reasons that they want to pursue a career. A Veterinarian in the state of Michigan makes an average of 80,030 dollars a year (“Degree in Veterinary Medicine”). A Veterinary Technician makes an average of 24,430 dollars a year (“Veterinary Technician Job Duties”). Yes, there is a vast difference. Even though, two people could be doing close to the same job duties, they could both be using completely different skills. Before they could learn those skills they had to go to school. Therefore, their pay is based on the amount of training a person …show more content…
Yes, those points are important to think about, but I want to enjoy going to work every day. While comparing these two jobs I looked at the job requirements and daily tasks. A veterinarian has to apply more of their medical skills. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals (“Veterinarian: Job Duties”). A veterinarian is a person who performs on the major injuries or cases with animals such as spaying and neutering (“Veterinarian: Job Duties”). The average veterinarian works a 40-50 hour work week, some of those including nights and weekends (“Veterinarian: Job Duties”). On the contrary, a veterinary technician assists the vet. They are responsible for performing the initial check ups, checking vital signs, cleaning and wrapping wounds, and taking samples (parallelism) (“Veterinary Technician Job Duties”). To become a vet tech you have to be very good at communication and very detail oriented, in order to able to gather all the information needed to succeed at the job (“Veterinary Technician Job Duties”). Considering what I enjoy, I believe I would be best at the job duties of a vet tech.
A vet and a vet tech have many similarities and many differences. Based on me and my skills I believe that I would fit in best as a Veterinary Technician, because I like to communicate

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