We surveyed 1,427 veterinarians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical veterinarian. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a veterinarian?
Working as a veterinarian typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that veterinarians are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.
Can I learn to become a veterinarian?
A career as a veterinarian typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a veterinarian?
It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a veterinarian. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for veterinarians.
Do veterinarians work full-time or part-time?
79% of veterinarians work in full-time roles while 21% work part-time.
Is being a veterinarian stressful?
Stress is very commonplace for veterinarians, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a veterinarian?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a veterinarian.
How competitive is the workplace for veterinarians?
Veterinarians see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a veterinarian require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Veterinarians will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are veterinarians allowed to express themselves creatively?
Veterinarians are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do veterinarians have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally veterinarians will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a veterinarian physically demanding?
Being a veterinarian may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are veterinarians exposed to a wide variety of work?
Veterinarians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a veterinarian require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a veterinarian.
Does being a good veterinarian require compassion and empathy?
Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a veterinarian.