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What are the pros and cons of working in the pharmaceutical industry?

I am trying to decide between a few different majors and I may want to be a pharmacist. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist #pharmaceutical-industry


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Corynne’s Answer

Pros:
- many different jobs you can do as a pharmacist: work in retail (CVS, etc), hospital setting (inpatient pharmacy, transitions of care), clinics (diabetes, oncology), pharmaceutical industry (marketing, medical affairs, regulatory, clinical development), just to name a few
- high paying salary
- rewarding career

Cons:
- competitive market with a lot of pharmacist graduating every year
- many students do 1-2 years of residency and/or fellowship after graduating pharmacy school in order to have the career they want
- 6 years of schooling generally means higher loans

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James’s Answer

They have created a high oversupply of pharmacists and there is strong chance you will graduate to unemployment and face financial ruin from the high student loans you will accumulate.


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James’s Answer

With the expansion in pharmacy schools with little or no job expansion you will most likely be unemployed with a very high student load debt leading to financial ruin.


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