Ok, I need your opinions. How honest should you be in the interview when asked "why do you want to be a pharmacist" if part of the reason is the $$$. I am a career-changer and there is no way I'd be spending this kind of money, sacrifice and effort if there wouldn't be a financial pay-off in the end. One time I mentioned that pharmacy got my attention when I saw the shortage and high starting salaries. That seemed to get a negative response from the interviewers who were profs. and probably not making that much and have some resentment toward the retail industry. I tried to backpedal a little and say I would never go into something I didn't find intellectually interesting and I helpful to people (all true) but I don't think the recovery was good enough. Second interview I had I think I came off as too fake and rehearsed because I didn't want to go there again. My answer was all about the love of the science and need to help people. Here is the real answer: the money got my attention, but I do find it intellectually satisfying, and I it has the right amount of people contact for me. Is that bad to say? Thanks for your help.