Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?

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Updated November 10, 2016

1. Your boss is describing some new procedures at work. How much of what he tells you do you understand?​

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2. Your dad asks you about your job. This is what his face looks like when you tell him about it:

5. How often can you work evenings and weekends?

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7. As a vet tech, you will have to deal with frightened and aggressive animals. How do you feel about that?

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8. How much time are you willing to spend on your education after high school?

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9. Are you willing to take a written exam if the state you want to work in requires one?

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

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Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?

You got: Don't Become a Veterinary Technician

I got Don't Become a Veterinary Technician. Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?
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You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being a veterinary technician isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, and may have to work nights and weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with an associate degree from a veterinary technology program. The median annual salary is $31,800, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

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 Veterinary Technician?

You got: Veterinary Technician Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Veterinary Technician Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?
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Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good veterinary technician. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Veterinary technicians must have excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, and may have to work nights and weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with an associate degree from a veterinary technology program. The median annual salary is $31,800, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

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 Veterinary Technician?

You got: You Might Make a Good Veterinary Technician

I got You Might Make a Good Veterinary Technician. Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?
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You have most of the qualities that veterinary technicians need, but not all of them. Veterinary technicians must have excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, and may have to work nights and weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with an associate degree from a veterinary technology program. The median annual salary is $31,800, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

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

Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Veterinary Technician

I got You Were Born to Be a Veterinary Technician. Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?
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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 veterinary technicians need.

These strengths include, excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, and may have to work nights and weekends.

Employers usually hire candidates with an associate degree from a veterinary technology program. The median annual salary is $31,800, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

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.