Create a new resume or upload an existing one. There are toxic people in all workplaces. Here are several steps you can take to find the help you need when leaving a job. Im not locked into the crazy hospital world. I'm still 7k in debt from it, even though I could have just worked my way up from being a kennel cleaner. Salary. I had a similar experience when I worked as a tech, so I sympathize. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the Indeed Career Guide for advice and resources to help you achieve your career goals. Find a job that is challenging and engaging to you, and then help in other ways by volunteering at your local animal shelter. It's hard, and it's miserable. I loved the job! I wanted to get you input on how much and how is the program. I wish i had known what I was getting into long before I signed up to be a vet tech. You would never want someone off the street doing your anesthesia, so why should veterinary patients be held to a lower standard. I most definitely need to consider a working wage which is why I'm not teching. The disadvantage is that you might not have enough business to live comfortably. animal care seems to attract sociopaths. already exists. So when something is hard or wrong, we feel it quite strongly and may not be as resilient. A lot of times, the worst colors will show through because of that. Rude doctors, snoddy techs, very poor treatment, being scolded for the most ridiculous crap, being picked on just because you're not outgoing or like to gossip. Would you like to merge this question into it? You can't simply teach someone on the job everything I learned in school. WoW! I LOVE animals they are my passion, I'd rather deal with them then most humans & would LOVE to work with them, but after seeing all these CONS, it scares me to even think about becoming a vet tech. Is it really that bad? But tbh I always wanted to help animals, soo now I'm thinking if I should go to school instead for a vet tech, but from what I hear it's not worth it. Clients tend to open up to women technicians more than men. The fakeness runs abundant. I truly love vet med but it will be a cold day in hades before I go back to it. Sounds like you worked in emergency or specialty! I decided to try something new.......I love dentals and I responded to the hiring Vet tech CVT in NJ starting at 50k sounded interesting and unusual. I currently work as a medical lab assistant for a pathology laboratory that tests for various human based diseases(cancer, chlamydia, gonohrea, etc.) We are overworked and underappreciated by A LOT. the benefits are wonderful and it pays more than I ever made working with in vet offices. A high salary is one of the positive features of being a veterinarian. If you are thinking about becoming an RVT - DON'T DO IT. I am one of those that graduated from vet tech school and didn’t end up doing much with it after…. You would be better off getting a 4 year degree and using it in the veterinary field and helping pets indirectly. I’ve had clients say that their pet is afraid of men. Burn out is real. That's also a damned good reason for techs to stick together and try to make changes rather than trying cut each others throats. Yea I'm a tech of 15 years and I'm on thence about contacting somebody my doctor has us use her badge from 2016....I already have lupus and I'm not trying to add to it. I did have to go to NJ. I used to be in the field and the only euths I encountered were ones that were necessary. I had nightmares for six (6) years. https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=veterinary technician&l=, Easily apply to jobs with an Indeed Resume. I just started a position with a new company and its great. I would choose them over most humans haha. I realize that EVERY job has bs too, but it just seems like techs have to put up with A LOT of unnecessary abuse. I wish someone had told me how miserable I would be, but they didn't. I LOVED this career, perfect for me, & could live on the pay but . Is it comparable with the cost of living though? You are a perfect example of why certified technicians leave this field!! Yes, it generally is that bad. You are not respected w/in the profession by veterinarians who won't post your degree/license, & the OVMLB won't cite 'em although it's a legal requirement. Personally if I had to do it again I would either go for vet tech or become a veterinarian. YEY!!!!! It's all about their egos. For resume advice from professional coaches and resume writers, you can also visit our Resume Review services. Yeah, you'll hear it again, every job has it's BS. There are a lot of ways to still help animals that don't require the emotional turmoil that this job will put you through. . The advantages of being a vet are that you get to work with animals and help pet owners. I guess that you are financially secure so you don't need to consider a working wage for a job. Every skill you listed, I have with no license. When I was in high school I volunteered at a local vet hospital.