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Technicians: It's your turn to shine

September 1, 2007

When you say you're a technician, most people probably ask, "What's that?" You can educate your clients--and co-workers--about the job you do with an educational bulletin board.

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Plant the seeds for a healthy financial future

September 1, 2007

Maybe you can imagine happily working forever. But wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to? Here's a growth formula to help your seed money blossom into a bouquet of retirement bucks.

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Dangle a CE carrot

September 1, 2007

Q How do I get team members interested in continuing education (CE)?

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Is your work a job or a career?

August 1, 2007

What's the difference between a job and a career, and which would you use to describe the work you do? While some team members deliberately take the veterinary path, others just stumble across it by accident. Regardless of how or why, let's see what the label you've chosen means.

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Can you work and have a life?

August 1, 2007

Yes, but it takes practice. Firstline readers who are 46 to 55 years old are most likely to work more than three hours of overtime, while those who are 56 or older report they're most likely to work no overtime.

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How do you stack up against other professionals?

August 1, 2007

You can probably look down the street and see someone you know doing a job similar to the one you do every day. The only difference: The patients at your practice are pets, and theirs are people.

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What's the deal with your salary and benefits?

August 1, 2007

Pick the right region, check your salary. Too bad it's not that easy. While the regional wage data by title may reveal trends in your pay, it won't tell you what you should be making. Why not?

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Do you need more training?

August 1, 2007

Seventy percent of Firstline readers say they need in-house training to take the next step in their career, according to the 2007 Firstline Career Path Study. And about 68 percent say they also require formal training to grow in their jobs.

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On the job: Rachael Eaker

July 1, 2007

One morning, I was stocking the food display in my practice's reception area when something caught my eye.

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