The truth about vet tech burnout

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Maya Smith in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

42 months ago

With all the talk on this forum about the bad side of the career, I found this article pretty refreshing - good advice.

Or do you think it's just too idealistic?

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KATtheDogLover in Long Beach, California

41 months ago

Maya, thanks for sharing this article. Burnout can happen in any job or career. Identifying problems, finding solutions, and creating an action plan are key steps to working toward job satisfaction. This is also a good strategy for any situation that needs improved conditions.

When you are at an interview for a potential job, remember that you are also checking them out to make sure you think it will be a good fit overall. On the job, take the breaks that you're legally entitled to take. Don't forfeit your own happiness or job satisfaction or you'll feel the burnout fast once you've establish your work routine!

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Laura (from vet tech to RN) in Kittanning, Pennsylvania

14 months ago

While this is a very good article, I feel they have missed what I consider to be the most stressful element of the career and that is FINDING a job where and when you need it! The fact of the matter is (depending on your location) vet tech is a flooded market. Do the math, ask how many graduate annually from your local institution. Find out how many people are being hired in vet tech roles that have animal science degrees. If you want to move into research (a true way that you can actually make over 30K) be prepared to go up against those who have dual backgrounds in laboratory fields and have animal experience. If there were jobs to be had the stress levels would decrease tremendously, but because you can't find another job you'll put up with much more stress than the average person. I did this for years all because I loved the work which never gets boring.

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