Az állatorvoslás, mint hivatás elemzése a Nógrád megyében dolgozó állatorvosok véleményének tükrében
Madarász, Balázs Bence
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Within the context of my dissertation work undertaken at the Department of State Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Economics I had analyzed how veterinarians living in Nógrád County view their own profession as a function of their age, residence and employment. Over the course of the administration of the written questionnaire, unanimous responses were provided over the internet on a voluntary basis. The questionnaire comprises a portion of a series of research studies, exclusively limited to the county. Due to the success of survey in previous years, we did not change the questions. The processing and evaluation of the responses was performed by the application of statistical methods used in market research studies. The questionnaire was accessible for a period of 11 months for vets on the intranet. The questionnaire was completed by the 50% of the veterinarians (22 persons). The majority of respondents (82%) belong to the category of the older than 40 years; 32% of them is over 60 years of age as well. Based on the results, men dominate the field of veterinary medicine at 77% vs. 23% for women. Approximately evenly divided numbers of people live in settlement (23%) and county seat (23%), but most of them live in towns (50%). The same tendency is observed in the terms of workplace: 23% of the respondents work in settlements, 41% more of them in small towns, 36% in county seat. The half of respondents (50%) were in active practice, while the remainder were working in multiple sectors. A smaller proportion of the segment with multiple jobs (14%) is engaged in activities not related with veterinary medicine, while the majority (86%) make their living exclusively from veterinary medicine. Additionally, more than half (55%) work the specific field within veterinary medicine where they originally wished to work, as well as 80% are willing to carry out their daily work The vast majority of respondents (76%) had chosen the veterinary profession to make their childhood dreams come true; even all of them have indicated that their university years have remained pleasant memories. A decided majority (86%) did not regret choosing this profession and they feel that they are successful in their work (62%), so it’s not surprising that 82% of them have never thought to change profession. If we examine the effects of veterinary work on one’s private life, as well as its effects on health, the majority of respondents believe that their work has a certain effect, specifically, harmful effect on their private life (66%), rather than it would have a harmful effect on their health (77%). A somewhat lesser number of respondents (32%) feel that their work is appreciated by society, with under-appreciation coming in at 50%, however, a much larger proportion (75%) believe that the field of veterinary medicine is not a financially appreciated profession. Contrary to the above, 43% of respondents still view their family’s livelihood as secure. The majority of questionnaire respondents (64%) believe that a veterinarian has to work more than other people in the labour pool with doctorate degrees, but does not have to meet greater expectations and is not subject to exceptional psychological stress. The majority of respondents (90,5%) unequivocally classify veterinary medicine as a so-called support job, with a lower proportion (71%) viewing it as a profession instead of a job.