Today’s veterinary technicians have more opportunities for professional growth than ever before. As your career progresses, you will want increased responsibility, appreciation, and appropriate compensation for what you bring to the table in experience and maturity.
You are limited only by your imagination in what you can create in your career, but you need a plan.
Begin your career plan with a thoughtful self-assessment. Get a piece of paper, think about your current situation, and write down your answers. What brings you joy in your job? What are your strengths? What creates the most stress or anxiety? What are your weaknesses? Self-assessment can be difficult, but it is a critical step in mapping your course.
Next, think about where you want your career to go. In this article, we will discuss many opportunities within veterinary practice and beyond. Ask yourself, “If I could do anything I wanted to in the field of animal health care, what would I do?” Think BIG! This is about your growth, not about placing limitations on yourself. How can you achieve your goal?