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How to Get a Job as a Veterinarian

Aspros says earning additional certifications or training can help recent graduates land jobs and those with strong communication skills are especially marketable. “There was a time when the typical vet was someone who was attracted to working with animals because they had problems working with people. Today, there’s no way to be an effective veterinarian without good communication skills,” he says. As a result, vet schools are increasingly incorporating communications training into their programs.

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Upward Mobility good Above Average
Stress Level poor Above Average
Flexibility poor Below Average

What is the Job Like?

A veterinarian’s workday involves interacting with animals as much as it does people, Aspros says. After all, he notes, patients don’t walk in without the help of their owners. The job also increasingly entails thinking about health issues beyond individual patients and even beyond animals, to include public health issues and public safety. Aspros notes that veterinarians are employed by organizations as diverse as the Air Force, Army and Department of Homeland Security.

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