Whats it like being a pharmacist?

2016-02-09 01:00
 
Im a senior in high school and I was thinking about being one. But Whats it like? how are the hours? how long does the schooling take?
1#
2016-02-09
You'll have to become one to find out.
2#
2016-02-09
A lot of responsibility. They have to be very accurate and know the chemistry behind medications. What not to mix, the contradictions, the mechanism behind the pill.
3#
2016-02-09
Let's keep it simple. "Hello sit how may I help you? Okay I'll be right back with your prescription." sound so fun now?
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2016-02-09
Pharmacy requires a post-graduate degree. One either goes to a four year college to obtain a Bachelor's degree and then a pharmacy school, or the more common route- most pharmacy schools have a 2+3 program, where you spend 2 years doing undergraduate core work then 3 years in the pharmacy school. At the end, you have the equivalent of a MAster's degree in pharmacy. Some pharmacy schools also offer the doctoral version- a PharmD- in a 2+4 program or 2 year post-degree program.Pharmacy requires you to be very meticulous and have an excellent memory- one slip up with drug interactions could KILL someone. They can often catch doctor's mistakes- it is not uncommon for patients to not give full disclosure to their various doctors, meaning one doctor could prescribe something that interacts badly with a medicine another doctor had prescribed. A pharmacist should be keeping track of their patients' medications to ensure that doesn't happen. The hours are fairly average- 45-50 a week depending on whether you work in a large company or a small neighborhood pharmacy.

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