Very confused as to whether I should wait a year to do dentistry or go into pharmacy this year
I have the grades to do both courses but in order to get into dentistry I need to redo an exam and wait a year. Yet I could go into pharmacy this year if I want. The real issue is I don’t know which career to go for because of the life style after the degree. I want to live a comfortable life that allows me to travel and have fun. #pharmacy
My friend is in pharmacy school right now and loves it. During her summers she is able to travel right now. I am not sure what your major was, you remind me of someone that was in a similar position. She majored in chemistry and then became a cosmetologist to make beauty products. I would think what you really want to do with the rest of your life. Do you want to be in the pharmacy world working with medicines, or would you like to work with patients on people's teeth.
As a Pharmacist, currently working in a multinational company, career wise, I can say that Pharmacy offers you multiple career paths amd choices from Academia to Research, Corporate and retail, and several more options (Meanwhile your career options are limited with dentistry) From the Pay aspect, If you see yourself working in Corporate and Multinational companies, this is what will pay you the most (rewarding at younger age) relative to Academia and Retail.
Studying wise, I believe both Dentistry and Pharmacy require very similar amount of effort and dedication.
Lastly, I think if you go into Pharmacy, you can transfer your first year credits to Dentistry if later on you change your mind (this was the case back in my university, am not sure how it goes in your university).
Hope this was helpful
Best of luck