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Veterinarians In Demand

General Information

Description

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit60.70%
  2. Self-employed28.51%
  3. State and local government5.39%
  4. Private, not for profit3.49%
  5. Federal government1.70%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Health Science

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+20%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$103,260

Military salary*

$150,285

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State-by-state Salary

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$128,650
$79,420
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 79%
  • Post-doctoral training 11%
  • First professional degree 9%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Biology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language

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