The Rising Cost Of Education
The cost of an education these days seems as though it is getting higher and higher. There simply are not enough loans, grants, and scholarships for you to choose from. However, if you are an animal lover and are looking to find the right career for you there are a number of choices out there for you as well as options for financial aid and other types of financial assistance. I am going to talk today about how expensive college has become especially if you are interested in becoming a veterinarian. It is extremely important to know how much you will have to invest before actually getting started.
A veterinarian is a professional in the medical field who looks after animals with health issues. They also have the responsibility of diagnosing animal diseases as well as keeping them under control. They are trained to be able to perform any medical care or surgical procedure on any type of animal or livestock. With all of the duties that a veterinarian is responsible for it takes a very intense educational background to gain all of the knowledge needed to perform their job to the best of their abilities.
It is required that a veterinarian first obtain their Bachelor’s degree in a subject such as animal science or biology. There is a state exam as well as a national one they must pass before they can practice. Most veterinarians open up their own private practices while other’s join animal hospitals and other facilities. Veterinarians average about $90,000 a year in salary depending on whether or not they are in a private practice or otherwise. If you have a love for animals and care about their health and well-being, this is definitely the right career choice for you. Even though it requires a lot of intense course work, it is worth it in the end.
So you are probably wondering how much this is all going to cost you, right? Well the cost can range anywhere from $40,000 to $85,000 a year depending on which school you choose and if you are staying in your current state or moving elsewhere. This is a lot of money however with the salary you will be making as a veterinarian with your own practice it will be easy to pay back the student loans and other financial assistance that you have received. One of the best schools in the nation is Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. They have over 5,000 graduates every single year!
Even though it has grown increasingly expensive to attend college it can be worth it. You must first do all of your research and go over your finances before making your final decision.