Should You Become a Veterinarian?

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Updated November 10, 2016

5. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the best and 10 the worst, how do you deal with emotional stress?

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7. Animals get sick on nights and weekends. Are you willing to work at those times?

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8. How much time, after high school, are you willing to spend in school?

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9. As a vet, you'll have to take a national licensing examination, and a state exam. Will you do this?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Veterinarian?

You got: Don't Become a Veterinarian

I got Don't Become a Veterinarian. Should You Become a Veterinarian?
Just because you love animals, it doesn't mean you should be a veterinarian.. Images By Tang Ming Tung / Getty Images

​You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being a veterinarian isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: excellent decision-making and interpersonal skills, manual dexterity, and must be able to respond to emergencies at night or weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and vet school. The median annual salary is $88,490.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Veterinarian?

You got: Veterinarian Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Veterinarian Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Veterinarian?
You may love animals, but that doesn't mean you should become a veterinarian.. Ken Gillespie / Getty Images

Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good veterinarian. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Veterinarians must have excellent decision-making and interpersonal skills, manual dexterity, and must be able to respond to emergencies at night or weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and vet school. The median annual salary is $88,490.

There are a lot of careers out there. You will find one that is perfect for you. Look for a career that suits your strengths and make sure you are willing to fulfill all the job requirements.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Veterinarian?

You got: You Might Make a Good Veterinarian

I got You Might Make a Good Veterinarian. Should You Become a Veterinarian?
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​​You have most of the qualities that veterinarians need, but not all of them. Veterinarians must have excellent decision-making and interpersonal skills, manual dexterity, and must be able to respond to emergencies at night or weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and vet school. The median annual salary is $88,490.

Before you make your next move, learn more about being a veterinarian. Conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field and read job descriptions.

Should You Become a Veterinarian?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Veterinarian

I got You Were Born to Be a Veterinarian. Should You Become a Veterinarian?
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Congratulations! You made an excellent choice. Your answers indicate that you have all, or just about all, of the qualities successful veterinarians need.

These strengths include, excellent decision-making and interpersonal skills, manual dexterity, and must be able to respond to emergencies at night or weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and vet school. The median annual salary is $88,490.

Although these quiz results indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.

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