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Applicant expectations and decision factors for jobs and careers in food-supply veterinary medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18339950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article examines the job expectations of applicants as reported by recruiters interviewing food-supply veterinary medicine (FSVM) candidates and the career-choice decision factors used by year 3 and 4 veterinary students pursuing careers in FSVM. The responses of 1,047 veterinary recruiters and 270 year 3 and 4 students with a food-supply focus from 32 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada were examined. Recruiters were asked to report the two most important job factors applicants took into account when deciding to accept an offer; students were asked the two most important reasons for choosing a career in FSVM and the two most important benefits of working as a food-supply veterinarian. Recruiters reported that high salaries and good benefits are the two most important decision factors. Interest in the food-animal career area and a desire for a rural, outdoor lifestyle were the top reasons students gave for choosing an FSVM career. Students saw the enjoyment of working with and helping producers and food animals as the most important benefits of a career in FSVM.
J Bruce Prince; Kevin Gwinner; David M Andrus
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary medical education     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0748-321X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vet Med Educ     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-14     Completed Date:  2008-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610519     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Educ     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marketing Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0507 USA.
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MeSH Terms
Career Choice*
Decision Making
Food Supply*
Job Application
Job Satisfaction
Quality of Life
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Students / psychology*
United States
Veterinary Medicine / methods*

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