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Going to pharmacy school will be the worse financial choice of your life

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Humble Sloth, Oct 10, 2016.

How do you feel about the incoming 2020 burting of the pharmacy employment bubble

Poll closed Oct 10, 2017.
  1. I will sadly work as a pharmacist for less than 50,000 USD if i am lucky enough to find work.

    16 vote(s)
    45.7%
  2. I will be unemployed but at least i will be a 'doctor'

    10 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. I will change majors avoiding financial ruin

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  1. Spillmax

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    Haha ... all too true.
     
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  3. stoichiometrist

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  4. CetiAlphaFive

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  5. Humble Sloth

    Humble Sloth Planning my financial survival Banned Account on Hold

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    it's about 1000000x harder than being a phake doctor
     
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  6. Charcoales

    Charcoales 5+ Year Member

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    But srsly it is no joke
     
  7. HitenStyle

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    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.
     
  8. Amicable Angora

    Amicable Angora Lagomorpha 5+ Year Member

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    We saved at least one, our work is done.
     
  9. bayerncat

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    Anyone who can be a pharmacy tech and still have a desire to be a pharmacist amazes me. That job was so incredibly boring.
     
  10. CetiAlphaFive

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    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.
     
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  11. Humble Sloth

    Humble Sloth Planning my financial survival Banned Account on Hold

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    What is the barrel?
     
  12. APN-59 rph

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    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.
     
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  13. The Recoverer

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    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?
     
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  14. stoichiometrist

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    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.
     
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  15. AHossain

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    Wish i saw and researched all about this earlier...


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  16. impatientcollegestudent

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    Yup these are facts, people should visit the site and see for themselves


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  17. AHossain

    AHossain 5+ Year Member

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    Yea I know, that's what I did lol. Sigh...
     
  18. knight on horse

    knight on horse 2+ Year Member

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    STOLE my idea
    Wonder who got paid, and their background
     
  19. CetiAlphaFive

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    I WAS WRONG IT'S SUPER BAD

    SEND HELP
     
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