Hope this helps and I wish you luck with your future endeavors.
Hello! I'm a student about to having is associated degree of science this fall. I would like to pursue a career in pharmacy. I've been told a lot but I want the advices of professional or maybe the experience of a professional. Thank you #graduate-school #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist
As both a pharmacist and an instructor for pharmacy technicians at a community college, I have some suggestions for you:
Communication is a major component for all healthcare workers. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians spend a great deal of their time consulting with patients and other healthcare workers.
You must have good math skills, which are needed for figuring dosages and compounding some medications.
Excellent "people skills". You must like to work with both patients and co-workers.
Is pharmacy a good profession? Overall, yes, as long you're willing to work very hard to get into pharmacy school, and work in a fast paced practice. I've practiced for more than 40 years, and I still enjoy it
Be prepared to take the PCAT. If you can afford it, take Kaplan's MCAT program. Make sure salary for future pharmacist is what you want. Get up to date with supply and demand as well as how Repealed or not of Obamacare can affect the future of pharmacy independent practice as well as company or corporate routes.
Enroll in a PharmD program at an accredited college or university. This is the only path to be a pharmacist