- Dec 16, 2018
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Hey so I was hoping I could get some advice on my current situation. I am 25 years old, and I recently got accepted into the pre vet program at Ross. I have always wanted to be a vet but unfortunately I never put in the effort when I was in college to get a high enough GPA to get accepted into a school in the U.S. I am confident in myself to succeed in vet school if I were to go for it, however, that is not my issue. With the pre vet program costing 18k in addition to the already extremely high tuition at Ross I could easily walk away from this owing 300-400k in loans. I am currently struggling to make a decision if I should go through the difficulties that come with going to Ross or If I should pursue another career all together such as being a Pharmacist. From what I have seen Pharmacy school would cost around 150-200k, they have a higher overall average salary, and seems to be a career path with less stress than being a veterinarian. The only issue is that I am already 25 years old and would have to spend a year taking the remaining prerequisites for pharmacy school and there is of course no guarantee I get accepted into a school even though I think they are generally easier to get into. Do you guys think I should follow my dream and be a veterinarian despite the high student debt or should I try to be a pharmacist (which I would be content with) and most likely be much better off financially.