Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Harry N. Boone, Jr.
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the career opportunities for graduates completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences at West Virginia University as measured by the first and current careers of alumni. The target population consisted of all alumni that graduated between the years 1991 and 2001. Over 61.6% of the West Virginia University Animal and Veterinary Science graduates were satisfied with both their first career selection as well as their current career. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree two-thirds of the graduates decided to pursue a post-graduate degree. Professional careers, doctors, veterinarian, or other medical health care careers, accounted for 36.1% of the current careers for the respondents. Respondents first (70.6%) and current careers (79.2%) were in the field of their choice. The most important attributes in a graduate's first career were the ability to work with people, ability to gain and use knowledge, and verbal communication skills.
Hawkins, Stacey Michelle, "Opportunities and occupations in animal and veterinary sciences based on the current careers of West Virginia University alumni" (2002). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1552.