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Subject: Re: Marine Biology as a career Date: 1/14/2014 12:28 PM
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I had a niece who wanted to be a vet. So I have researched that one too. University of Missouri has a well known vet program. It is very much like med school. Traditionally you get an undergrad degree in science like biology and then apply for vet school (and get admitted based on GPA and letters of recommendation, very competitive). And many cannot get into vet school.

Mizzou has a 6 yr program that preadmits high school seniors to the whole program reducing the risk of not getting admitted. (They have a similar program for med school.)

They also tell you that median income for a vet is $60K. Those that do well own the shop and hire entry level vets to work for them.

What many don't realize is many of the vet techs in the vet's office are actually vets who could not get a job (or are still looking).

It's a career for those who love animals. But for the time you spend getting trained, the financial returns are not so great.

But for most it is a far better choice than marine biology. At least there are lots of jobs out there. They just don't pay very well.

My niece decided that nursing is a better choice. She got a BSN and is doing well in her new job.
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