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1 veterinary assistant/paleontologist

2 Job description Provide compassionate care for pets
Restrain pets for veterinarians and technicians Assist in the taking of x-rays Monitor and collect urine and fecal samples as needed Monitor, record, and report physical signs of hospitalized/boarded pets Clean cages, runs, boarding area and/or hospital facilities, including exam rooms, treatment room, exotics and isolation area, employee lounge, bathrooms and doctor’s office Maintain reception area in a neat and sanitary condition Provide clean bedding, water and litter pans for pets Feed hospitalized/boarded pets as needed Exercise hospitalized/boarded dogs as needed Take incoming pets to appropriate areas Bathe pets and prepare pets for dismissal Retrieve pets that are being discharged Re-stock ward with food from food room Bring retail food to reception area Re-stock reception area shelves Do laundry Wash and sanitize pet dishes Perform other duties as assigned

3 Duties and position While veterinary technicians perform tasks such as administering medication and preparing animals for surgery, veterinary assistants fill a different but equally vital role in the veterinarian's office. They support animal doctors and technicians in their daily tasks by cleaning and maintaining equipment, feeding, exercising and grooming patients, preparing and sanitizing surgery suites, restraining and handling patients, and clerical and administrative work.   Where you'll work: Animal hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, universities. Degree you'll need to practice: Certificate or Associate's degree Median annual salary: $23,120* Paleontologists unearth and study fossils of extinct species of plants and animals. They conduct research on prehistoric life forms and the evolution of plant and animal life. Some paleontologists work on-site, unearthing fossils. They have to study and preserve those fossils for transportation to museums and research institutes. The process is very delicate, since fossils that are thousands, or even millions, of years old are quite fragile. Other paleontologists serve as faculty members in universities or study the evolution of plants and animals in private research facilities. Experienced paleontologists with leadership capabilities often work as project managers or senior researchers on various government-funded or privately financed research project.

4 Hours they work Veterinarians tend to work long hours - often hours a week in the first few years after vet school.  Paleontologists do not have typical work hours. In fact, work hours will depend on the place of employment. Some paleontologists work in the field, others work in labs.

5 Yearly pay Yearly pay The median annual wage for veterinarians was $84,460 in May The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,530, and the top 10 percent earned more than $144,100. Geoscientists, including paleontologists, had an average annual salary of $97,700 as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

6 Educational Background Needed
Veterinarians require a significant amount of formal education. Learn more about what veterinarians study in their degree programs, and get information about job duties and licensure requirements to see if this is the career for you. Those who become paleontologists must have a passion for understanding the history of life on earth. They must be interested in working in the field, and have a strong aptitude for the natural sciences. Paleontologists are strong in academics and are emotionally stable, as this is required to complete the years of schooling that are necessary to work in this field.

7 Paragraph about why you selected these careers
Its because I'm very interested in learning about saving animals and learning dinosaurs.

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