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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Humble Sloth, Oct 10, 2016.
Haha ... all too true.
Most seem to agree that if you're unemployed or underemployed after college with a low GPA, your best option is to go to a coding bootcamp if you want to improve your pay and job prospects.
This is incredibly stupid advice.
Programming isn't easy.
it's about 1000000x harder than being a phake doctor
But srsly it is no joke
Honestly, I've been following these forums for a while and I couldn't be more thankful for all of the advice given by most of the people who get ragged on for their "pessimistic" views. I was not very motivated to begin with and researching this profession and working as a pharm tech at least allowed me to come to my senses. Since I've still got the time, I've switched my major to computer science and have actually been thoroughly enjoying it. It's not easy, but at least critically thinking and using my brain has been way more interesting and fun than just memorizing and regurgitating a bunch of information.
We saved at least one, our work is done.
Anyone who can be a pharmacy tech and still have a desire to be a pharmacist amazes me. That job was so incredibly boring.
That's pretty good.
I honestly do believe that going to pharmacy school is a bad idea.
That doesn't change that I think Humble Sloth is just a bottom of the barrel pharmacist in a **** state. LOL.
What is the barrel?
Yeah..I wonder about that too......You can be a pharmaceutical genius. But if you get hung out at one of these big chains it won't matter if you are the Albert Einstein of Rx flogging. In my state the Pharmacy Society is PUSHING tech-check-tech for "professional" reasons......big and little chains are cutting hours....I pick up meds for a family member at a "health system" phcy and as of a couple of months ago...two techs are present at the physical location...and the RPH is jumping to multiple locations via video hookup to ask "you got any questions?" I still predict that a Pharm D. will work out for maybe 10% of the students starting now.
Tired of people trying to scare others with all these "projections" and "research" they conduct. Every job faces some level of saturation, the point is you need to compete with others, that's how the real world works. Plenty of pharmacy jobs in the East coast, especially in more rural areas. The question is are you willing to travel and live in areas that you do not prefer but are willing to go to anyways to get a start?
From a while ago:
I think you have been in denial, and I'm surprised that you still are even after been in school for the last 2-3 years. The job market, even BLS projections have gotten much worse since you started pharmacy school with the projected growth rate revised down to 3% over the next 10 years.
Wish i saw and researched all about this earlier...
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Yup these are facts, people should visit the site and see for themselves
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Yea I know, that's what I did lol. Sigh...
STOLE my idea
Wonder who got paid, and their background
I WAS WRONG IT'S SUPER BAD
Pharmacy is a high risk, low return profession. You risk $200k+ in loans and 4 years of your life. If you end up being one of the best or luckiest pharmacists? You complete a PGY2 and land that unicorn dream job only to be paid less than a retail pharmacist. You end up being unlucky or plain terrible? Unemployment or per diem hours for you, or if you're a bit lucky you land a gig 1,500 miles away from friends and family in the middle of nowhere that you cling onto desperately so that you can earn an income to pay off your loans.
Yet somehow class sizes are still full. No wonder the student loan market is thriving, so many uninformed fools.
Parents need to be more engaged with their kids on career choice nowadays especially with internet and data so easily obtainable. As a parent and pharmacist, there is no way on earth i'd ever let my kids touch pharmacy.