Veterinary Technician: A Great Career Choice for Animal Lovers

Animals need proper love and care, just like humans, especially if they have been injured or hurt. For most people, though, the health of animals does not seem like a promising career, but in truth, it can be very rewarding. A good beginning of a career in taking care of animals is becoming a veterinary technician. They work with small animals in veterinary institutions, but are also known to work at farms and take care of cows, pigs and cattle. But the most exciting position is probably working in a zoo with bigger, exotic animals who are far away from their natural habitats.

1.    Daily Working Environment

The daily tasks of veterinary technicians include observing the conditions of the animals and raising the alarm if one of them is injured or needs help. They bathe animals, and provide first aid if needed, and if they work in a veterinary hospital, they take care of the animals’ medical charts, and take samples for laboratory examination. They also take and develop x-rays, and prepare animals for surgeries. Their most important tasks is ensuring that the animals are treated kindly and that their owners are aware of the type of care the animal needs at home. The work schedule depends on the work setting. A veterinary clinic needs to work 24 hours, so you might need to work in shifts, while research laboratories and private clinics work usual business hours.

2.    Education requirements

In order to be a veterinary technician you need to have an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university. The accreditation is done by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). An associate’s degree takes about two years to complete, and can be taken straight after high school without needing any previous experience. If you complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology, you can become a licensed vet or work as a researcher in a research facility. The programs and curriculums involve both theoretical lessons and a lot of practice in veterinary facilities. On the other hand, you can become a veterinary technician without going to college, and you can get training on the job, but this is not available in every state.

3.    Salary and job outlook

The median salary of a veterinary technician is around $32,350. The highest paid veterinary technicians earn around $45,710 per year. However, in 2015 the average wage per hour for a veterinary technician was $17.40. Therefore, a regular work day for 26 days a month, 12 months a year, would amount to a yearly salary of $43,430.40.

Veterinary technicians have a very positive job outlook. The number of available positions is on the rise because clinics and facilities prefer to hire veterinary technicians instead of assistants because veterinary technicians are more knowledgeable and can take on more tasks than a veterinary assistant. All of this accounts to a predicted growth of 19% by the year 2024, which is a better outlook compared to many other professions, both in the field and out of it.

Is There a Career Difference Between Healthcare Management and Healthcare Administration?

Healthcare management and healthcare administration – both of the vocations seem quite similar. ‘’Are those even two different vocations?” we may ask ourselves. Since the very terms healthcare management and healthcare administration seem very similar, many people mistake them one for the other, although these two are completely different practices in health industry. Therefore, the aim of this article will be to answer that query and explain what makes healthcare administration different from healthcare management.

The General Difference

To start with, various articles and educational materials use the terms healthcare management and healthcare administration interchangeably without explaining the difference between them. This raises the overall confusion about these terms. Therefore, we will get down to explaining the general difference. Healthcare manager is responsible for running a certain healthcare facility. Compared to that, healthcare administrator is in charge of handling the staff. Sometimes, people tend to assume that the people who run huge medical facilities are healthcare administrators, whereas they are actually healthcare managers. Such mistakes may bring a great confusion when it comes to distinguishing the practice of healthcare management from the practice of healthcare administration. Even the professionals get confused sometimes. Therefore, it may be useful to compare these two vocations and create a list of the main responsibilities and requirements for each of them.

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What Do Healthcare Administrators Do?

Firstly, we will determine what being a healthcare administrator includes. Therefore, it will be less complicated to explain what the duty of healthcare managers is and to see the difference between them.

We have already mentioned that the basic duty of a healthcare administrator is to handle the staff, whereas the basic duty of a healthcare manager is to run a healthcare facility. In order to find out what the other responsibilities of a healthcare administrator are, here is a list:

  • Managing and handling the staff
  • Organizing the operational process in a facility on daily basis
  • Planning and supervising the service of doctors, nurses and technicians
  • Being up to date with trends in the ever changing health industry
  • Engaging in various meetings (one-to-one, meetings with the local community representatives, etc.)
  • Balancing the priorities of local health centers, the staff and the patients

It is obvious from the list that a healthcare administrator has numerous duties. When people think about medicine, first working position that comes to mind is the one of a doctor or a nurse. However, from the list above it is obvious that doctors and technicians would not manage to finish their daily tasks unless magnificent healthcare administrators coordinated them.

Therefore, healthcare administration is a responsible position that helps find balance between health centers, doctors and patients in order to make all of them satisfied. Without healthcare administrators, no healthcare facility would be able to function properly on daily basis. Therefore, healthcare administrators must obtain the following skills:

  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Great planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politeness
  • Willingness to cooperate with various people and organizations

In order to reach these job requirements, the experts in the field of healthcare administration will give you some tricks. For example, a renowned CEO Bryan Ayers who runs a Health Community Program in Massachusetts, claims that the best option is to start volunteering while on your master studies and to work in a small, maybe rural, hospital afterwards. He says that starting from managing the staff in these smaller healthcare facilities will help you get ready for greater challenges in healthcare administration.

To get a more thorough guide on healthcare administration, check the following website:

What Do Healthcare Managers Do?

We have mentioned that the main task in healthcare management is to run a healthcare facility. While healthcare administrators are responsible to manage the operation of a certain medical facility on daily basis, healthcare managers are concerned with the overall operation of the healthcare facility or a clinical network. Here is the list of the numerous duties of healthcare mangers:

  • Overall operation of the facility or network
  • Accounting
  • Being familiar with the policies of the facility or network
  • Management of the facility

This list makes it clear that healthcare management brings many responsibilities that exceed the field of healthcare. Therefore, healthcare mangers often need further education and they must have a broad educational background. That is also one of the main differences between healthcare management and healthcare administration, since the latter does not require such an educational background. For example, in order to become competitive, healthcare managers must specialize in accounting along with healthcare. Here is the list of the skills and qualities that a healthcare manager should have:

  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Being familiar with accounting, policies and general management
  • Being eager to broaden their knowledge
  • Having leadership skills


To sum up, healthcare management and healthcare administration are two connected, but different practices in health industry. Healthcare managers are responsible for the overall operation of a healthcare facility and need further specialization, such as the specialization in accounting. On the other hand, healthcare administrators are responsible for handling the staff and managing the operation of a healthcare facility on daily basis.

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Cabo resident, USA Citizen, born and raised in Mexico. In 1990 she moved to San Diego, California and managed a general contractor company for more than 10 years as an executive in the Sales and Financing area. In 2005, Maria became a licensed California realtor. ” I love helping people reach the dream of owning a Home. Maria Elena is proud to label herself as hard working, very dinamic and truly dedicated. It’s my pleasure to listen to a client’s needs and discern what is most important in their home search,” said Maria Elena. “I ensure that all terms have been satisfied and conditions met all the while learning new trends in the Real Estate Market that can help clients reach their goals safer and faster.” Don´t risk your financial future and the potential sale of your home with an agent who does not have all the solutions. Now more that ever you need to find an advocate for you and your family´s interests, one who is prepared to handle your specific needs.

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Food & Drink – Maria Elena Gonzalez

The Best Eats in Cabo

The man making my Caesar salad at Edith’s restaurant is taking his task very seriously. First he mashes aromatic garlic cloves in a big wooden bowl along with anchovies, an egg yolk, dijon mustard, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar. Mix, mix, toss. Next, he lays three perfect, strong leaves of romaine in the bowl and tosses them gently in the dressing. Would I like freshly grated parmesan with my gorgeous, crunchy house-made croutons? Yes, yes, I would.

I take a salty, savory bite. It’s earthy and crisp. It is, as promised, one of the greatest Caesar salads I’ve ever had. In fact, the Caesar salad may be the most famous dish to emerge from Baja California: It originated in Tijuana.

I found a similar level of artistry and care in restaurants across Los Cabos. And, sure, I could find traditional Mexican food in this seaside city, but the olio of internationally inspired dishes on offer around town was a welcome change of pace.

Here are seven of my favorite foodie finds in Los Cabos:


Flora's Farm (Photograph by Annie Fitzsimmons)

The market at Flora’s Field Kitchen and Farm (Photograph by Annie Fitzsimmons)

Cocina del Mar: On site at the stunning Esperanza resort, Cocina del Mar is all about the ambiance. But the food easily keeps pace. Here, the executive chef brings to the table his own Argentine heritage along with his experience working with flavors from Costa Rica, Canada, and Chile. Lunch-goers can choose among an impressive selection of hearty and healthy salads, ceviches, and tacos, while the dinner set can dine on cool dishes like Peruvian quinoa, farro cakes, and “cowboy steak,” a sausage lentil stew. For a special treat, take in an incredible sunset view from one of the restaurant’s best tables – overlooking a cliff.

Flora’s Field Kitchen: On the outskirts of San Jose del Cabo, you’ll find Flora’s Field Kitchen, a delightful destination located on a ten-acre organic farm. Amidst a desert landscape, this surprisingly verdant escape remains a perennial local favorite where the lunch menu is full of oversized salads and sandwiches and the staff cares about organic and humane sourcing. In addition to offering a range of cooking and gardening classes and a small bed and breakfast on site, Flora’s even has a small gourmet grocery window where you can buy fresh bread and peak produce. You’re probably safe walking in for lunch, but I’d recommend booking in advance for dinner.

El Farallón: Dining at El Farallón is as close to traveling to another planet as you’ll get in Cabo. Though it’s located at the Capella Pedregal resort, it’s a short walk to a cliff where you can watch the Pacific Ocean crash into the shore below you. The day’s local catch is displayed on ice. Simply choose what looks best and the chef will prepare it to taste, filling the air with that gorgeous smoky grill smell.

Nick-San: My pick for the best sushi in Los Cabos is Nick-San (rumor is that George Clooney agrees with me). Choose the original Cabo San Lucas location or the Palmilla location on the Corridor. Make sure to try the house specialty: Buttery fresh-caught tuna served up with Asian spices and a rice cracker tostada.


Snag an al fresco seat at The Restaurant at Las Ventanas al Paraiso (Photograph courtesy Rosewood Hotels & Resorts)

Snag an al fresco seat at The Restaurant (Photograph courtesy Rosewood Hotels & Resorts)

The Restaurant (at Las Ventanas al Paraíso resort): I saved one night for dinner at The Restaurant, a place known for popularizing the term “Baja-Mediterranean” that boasts commanding views of the Sea of Cortez. Executive Chef Fabrice Guisset grew up in Provence and embraces ingredients that region is known for: mussels, oysters, olive oil, herbs, and fresh fish. Dishes are also inspired by members of the restaurant’s culinary team, who are asked to submit their family’s best-loved recipes for inclusion on the menu. Wines are procured from France and Italy but also from northern Baja, which continues to increase in popularity in the wine world.

Tequila Restaurant: The Tequila Restaurant‘s simple exterior belies the splendor you will find within — a gorgeous al fresco dining experience in a garden dressed up with white tablecloths and trees. Seafood, beef, and fresh vegetables are the stars of the menu here and many dishes are Asian-inspired (think curries and spring rolls). Try the Tequila shrimp to start to complement the namesake main-attraction. There are more than 50 varieties to choose from.

Edith’s: The tableside Caesar provided reason enough to rave, but the rest of my meal at Edith’s, a joyful place with some of the best seafood in town, didn’t disappoint. Settle into a colorful chair in a palapa with a rainbow of blankets at the ready if the air becomes cool while live musicians stroll around you. My advice? Go early, about an hour before the sun sets. That way, you can enjoy the partial view of the water as the day fades to black.


Eating out in Los Cabos

Foodies can rejoice upon arriving in Los Cabos.

The vast choice of cuisine available here is just incredible. The local restaurants compete fiercly on quality, choice, presentation and crucially, price!  The thriving fishing in the area ensures that seafood is a real treat here for visitors and locals alike. Fresh catches of as Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Halibut and of course Cabo’s famous Marlin adorn the plates of many hungry travellers. The smell in the air as they walk the evening streets entices them into Cabo’s many establishments. Local highlights also include lobster, shrimp and octopus and of course fish tacos (or tacos de pescado). A traditional dish, the taco is a crisp, corn tortilla (usually handmade) with a deep fried fillet of fish served alongside shredded cabbage, cilantro and local salsa’s such as guacamole (see the image above) – delicious!

Meat eaters need not despair however, the local restaurants are bountiful with steak, lamb, duck, pork – much of it either locally sourced or of high quality and imported from the United States or Mexico’s Sonora region. International cuisine is easy to come by with French, Asian and Continental all available represented in the wonderful intimate restaurants and cantinas in the area. Those looking for something even more special should venture along The Corridor where the quality is simple exceptional. Hotel restaurants compete with local highly respected establishments for your business.

Those looking for something a little less formal – a quick, familiar snack for example will find all the usual franchises and their favourite comfort food at the likes of MacDonald’s, Domino’s, Subway, Johnny Rockets, Hard Rock, Cabo Wabo and many more. In Cabo you can quite simply take your pick!