If you already know what you want to do for a living then that is great! The next big decision you have to make is where you want to go to school. It all depends on what you are looking for in a college, what your financial situation is, and where you live. A lot has changed over the years and students are now able to go to school online which makes it a lot easier for busy students with other obligations to pursue a degree. Keep reading to find out about two awesome career fields and the great education options that are available.
A veterinarian is a medical professional who is responsible for the medical care of many different types of animals. This requires a Bachelor’s degree in science and a PhD. This is a very rewarding career with many benefits. There are some really amazing schools to choose from when you are trying to pick a school for veterinary medicine.
In 2012 Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine was rated the number one program in veterinary medicine and has been around for over 150 years. This college is located in Ithaca, New York and has over 200 trained and professional members of faculty with nearly 400 students already enrolled in this program. Students come out with an extensive amount of knowledge in all different types of veterinary medicine.
A phlebotomist is a professional who is responsible for taking the blood for diagnostic purposes as well as donation and transfusions. They are professionally trained individuals and very specific training and certification is required. Many colleges have options for students simply looking to obtain their certification. As of 2013, a phlebotomist could make up to $32,000 a year and just make a little less than dental assistants.
You have to become certified in order to become a phlebotomist. There are a number of different organizations in which students can become certified. American Medical Technologists and the National Health Career Association is another. You will need to obtain your degree through a technical school or associate’s degree program. It typically takes about 18 months or less to obtain your degree.
Both of these career choices are wonderful options. No matter what you decide to do it is important to do plenty of research to find the school that is best for you. No one career is better than the other so you should always follow your true passions. Then you will get to have the career you have always wanted. Don’t ever give up on what you really want. Put your dreams above everything else and you will soar through the sky and then some!