A Day In The Life
Health Sciences Industry
Projected job openings through 2030
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.
Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, or treatment options.
Specialize in a particular type of treatment, such as dentistry, pathology, nutrition, surgery, microbiology, or internal medicine.
Direct the overall operations of animal hospitals, clinics, or mobile services to farms.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Medicine and Dentistry
Customer and Personal Service
Complex Problem Solving