With many career paths for pharmacy majors, it seems this schooling might just be worth the many years you pay for.
Sometimes, you realize that your dead end fast food job sucks and you want to do something more with your life. And you really can’t stand the smell of fries in your hair anymore. Instead of applying for the swing shift position, you might want to head back for a shorter pharmacy tech program at your local university or community college. This program will help you be ready for a position in a hospital or a local pharmacy, doling out pills with the advice of the head pharmacist. You will be able to make more money, have more career stability, and stop smelling like day old hamburgers.
If you’re will to work a lot harder, you can apply for a pharmacy program at your local university and go for your PharmD. This program will allow you to be able to prescribe medications from a pharmacy, help patients, and work on the health insurance issues which will invariably pop up. This is going to help you become a vital part of a hospital setting as well as of a local drugstore. You will have long term career stability and you will be making a might higher salary than a tech ever would. Plus, you’re immediately in charge of others – hello power trip.
When you want to stay away from patients, you might want to look into a career in pharmaceutical research. These positions will help you to create, improve, or just study prescription drugs. You can be hired by a hospital university or you might be hired by a pharmaceutical company to help in these endeavors. Either way, you will be able to look at drugs to see whether they are actually helping the people they are meant to help – or not.
A career in pharmacy is one that pays well, but requires a lot of work from you. You will need to pass your classes and some university graduate programs might even require you have a certain GPA in order to get into the higher levels of training. No slacking off for you.