SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I absolutely hate retail. I'm a very Type A oriented person and when I come to problems (rude customers, inefficient employees, mistakes, etc) I prefer to tackle them head on but the tech job I work is demoralizing and depressing. I lack any motivation to excel at my job, corporate culture runs deep, and my pharmacy is located in an a very affluent area and the nearby university hospital is within walking distance of the pharmacy I work at. Just yesterday, a customer's child asked for fries and chicken nuggets at my store's drive through. I don't think I can work in the retail setting; I'm a very science-oriented person and a field where I can do research or tackle difficult and engaging problems is one where I'd excel. Besides retail, what else is there in the field of pharmacy? Should I forget about pharmacy and study chemistry and hopefully apply for DO schools or become a researcher in Chemistry?