Users in this career have rated it a 2.1 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 40 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
Users in this Career Group
There are 2200 users in this career group. They represent 21 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
A very interesting and exciting career. Lots of variation, not boring. Every day something different. Good for those who enjoy mental and technical hands-on work. Need to be good with people and animals. Need to be a person that is willing to work hard and long hours - occasionally during the night. I recommend this as a career especially if you enjoy a challenge. Not just a job, is a career.
Overall. I like being a veterinarian very much. But what they don't tell you in veterinary school is that you are also have to deal with the clients and a lot of times they may not follow your recomendations. Also people getting into this field need to be aware that veterinary school is very expensive. I have a school loan that is more than my mortgage each month. In additon, if you are not able to buy your own practice, you are usually at the mercy of a boss that has been out of school for 20+ years, is very resistant to change, new medical advances, and only has their own selves interest at heart.