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Has there ever been a time that you considered a different career?

1 of 29 Veterinarian Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Updated on December 18th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Many employee candidates are unsure of how to answer this question. Most feel that if they say they may have other interests that the interviewer will not recommend them for employment. This is not necessarily the case. This is simply an opportunity for the interviewer to get to know your interests.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I have never considered any career other than veterinary medicine. While I may consider taking additional classes at a later date, perhaps for a specialty certification, I have no intention of changing my career path."

Entry Level
Answer example

"Actually, I had initially thought that I would become an attorney. There was just something about veterinary medicine that seemed to call me. I love what I do."

Experienced
Answer example

"Becoming a veterinarian was the only thing I ever wanted to do. There are other areas that are interesting to me, but nothing that I would consider leaving this career for. I am quite happy with my choice of specialty and look forward to many more years of practice."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
First written on: 01/07/2015
Last modified on: 12/18/2018

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