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I love animals but I love to read and write too. Which is a better career field?

I attract animals better than people. I have a big heart when it comes to animals. I am very creative. I write all the time. So I have no clue what field to go to.

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Mara Zemicael

It sounds as if animals are and will always be a huge part of your life. I'm not sure what you would like do as a profession involving animals, however, have you ever thought of writing about animals? Let's say you become a veterinarian. There will always be trade magazines, academic journals, and websites that will need someone knowledgeable about a certain field who also has the ability to write. If you major in something related to animals, you could always build your writing portfolio and move into writing specifically about animals.

If you go the route of majoring in something related to animals, you would just need to learn what writing opportunities would be available to you and what specific skills you would need to learn to pitch your stories properly to editors. Is there a college or student/professional organization nearby you could reach out to in order to find someone to do an informational interview? That may give you some answers from someone with direct experience in the fields you're interested in.

Answered 1 year ago

Mara Zemicael
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Terrell Franklin

Be a teacher in veterinarian

Answered 3 years ago

Terrell Franklin
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John Kunney

Why not just choose both? I presently work as a technical writer during the day and at night I work on my creative novel. If you want to be a creative writer then it's best you do that on your freetime instead of becoming dependent on your main source of income. After all you don't get paid by the hour to be a creative writer. You can work with animals as your day job and then at night you can work on that best-seller during you freetime.

Answered 3 years ago

John Kunney
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Katora Boyce-Bey

Hello, how are you? If you plan on going to school I believe that there may be more scholarships out there for education or if you plan on becoming a teacher. I'm not to sure about careers involving animals. Are you interested in becoming a vet? If so, you will have to spend four years in college and an additional four in veterinary school. Try to figure out which comes more easy to you. Is it working with animals or creativity? What type of setting would you like to work in? Attached is a link by Tyrell Smith on "Career Paths". It's a really good read. Hope this helps.
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2010/12/06/how-to-choose-a-career-thats-best-for-you

Answered 3 years ago

Katora  Boyce-Bey