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I am trying to decide on my career. Should I do what I'm good at or should I do what I love?

I am currently in the military. I work with computers and I'm actually really good at it. However, I love animals. I always have loved animals ever since I was a kid and my dream job was to be a veterinarian. So should I stay with what I know I'm good at and major in Computer Engineering and make a bunch of money when I get out of school or should I do what I love and don't really know a whole lot about yet and make less money?

Asked By: D$Money - 7/19/2007
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Answered By: Abel - 7/19/2007
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i assume you have to be quite intelligent and studious to be a vet - if you think you can do it then do what you love.....
Answered By: Boo Boo - 7/19/2007
 
stick with wat u have now
Answered By: Kelly - 7/19/2007
 
I think yo should do what you love cos you would get more personal satisfacton from doing it
Answered By: 007... - 7/19/2007
 
if this is a career and not just a j o b then chose to do what you love. just because you are doing something you are good at doesnt mean that you will be happy in the long run.
Answered By: Justification - 7/19/2007
 
If you need the income, take a part time job with Best Buy or Circuit City and take the Vet program. You'll make good money, and be a lot happier.
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Answered By: William H - 7/19/2007
 
Please, please, please do what you love... More
Answered By: Linda L - 7/19/2007
 
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Answered By: Answer Good - 7/19/2007
 
Work is a means to an end. you know you are good with computers and you have military training. that is valuable . a career with animals is rewarding in some ways but not financially. loving something is no guarantee you will be good at it. take the bird in the hand
Answered By: pdevans1963@rogers.com - 7/22/2007
 
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