Enter your phone number and/or email and we’ll send you a message when there’s an update to this question!
Yes and no. Mostly, being a pharmacist means handling/managing medications and speaking to patients. You might be interested in becoming an informatics pharmacist or a hospital pharmacist who is trained in EPIC, but these will require specialized training and these jobs are not numerous.
Research what an informatics pharmacist is and does.
Weigh the pros and cons of pursuing a programming degree versus a doctorate in pharmacy.
Thanks for your help keeping CareerVillage safe!
Felix Montanez Jr
Business System and Process Analyst
Hi Katelynn, thank you for the question. I think its an extremely important question because many professions today are integrated with technology. There are professions today which did not rely on computer technology in the past, but computer technology has made it much easier to do jobs. Technology and computers have also had an impact on Healthcare. Today, we have websites on the internet where doctors can answer questions and help diagnose conditions. Doctors are also able to send prescriptions to pharmacies electronically. Information from these transactions are also shared with insurance companies and as a pharmacist you will be able to interact with the patients, doctors, and insurance companies with the help of technology and computers.