What is the discrepancy between job and profession

Knowledge of the reality in the veterinary profession - discrepancy between the ideas of the students and the professional reality

Elmer, Johanna. Knowledge of the reality in the veterinary profession - discrepancy between the ideas of the students and the professional reality. 2009, University of Zurich, Vetsuisse Faculty.

Abstract

The feminization of the veterinary profession has intensified in recent years with the increasing number of women studying veterinary medicine. In this thesis, the question of what ideas these women have of their job is investigated, whether and what differences exist between these ideas of the students and the actual everyday veterinary life. It is assumed that discrepancies between interest and everyday life can lead to a practical shock during the transition from university to professional life. The comparison between the interests of the students and the professional requirements according to the practitioners showed significant differences between the ideas of the profession and its reality. The interests of the students are mainly social and intellectual, research-oriented. Practitioners see the demands of their profession in the conventional, business part, which includes accounting and administration, and secondly in the entrepreneurial aspect, which is characterized by leadership quality and organizational skills. However, the greater presence of women in veterinary medicine is likely to influence the professional profile through social and emotional aspects. But also in connection with family planning, the labor market for veterinarians inevitably has to change.

Abstract

The feminization of the veterinary profession has intensified in recent years with the increasing number of women studying veterinary medicine. In this thesis, the question of what ideas these women have of their job is investigated, whether and what differences exist between these ideas of the students and the actual everyday veterinary life. It is assumed that discrepancies between interest and everyday life can lead to a practical shock during the transition from university to professional life. The comparison between the interests of the students and the professional requirements according to the practitioners showed significant differences between the ideas of the profession and its reality. The interests of the students are mainly of a social and intellectual, research-oriented nature. Practitioners see the demands of their profession in the conventional, business part, which includes accounting and administration, and secondly in the entrepreneurial aspect, which is characterized by leadership quality and organizational skills. However, the greater presence of women in veterinary medicine is likely to influence the professional profile through social and emotional aspects. But also in connection with family planning, the labor market for veterinarians inevitably has to change.

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