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Summary

ActivitiesDiagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals. May engage in a particular function, such as research and development, consultation, administration, technical writing, sale or production of commercial products, rendering of technical services to commercial firms or other organizations, and inspecting livestock.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$82,040 year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsVeterinarians often work long hours. Veterinarians often work long hours. Some work nights or weekends, and they may have to respond to emergencies outside of scheduled work hours. About 1 in 4 veterinarians worked more than 50 hours per week in 2010.

Minimum Education RequirementsD.V. M.
V.M.D.

SkillsLearning Strategies, Monitoring, Management of Financial Resources, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Mathematics, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

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