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if you weren't doing pharmacy, then what else?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by dchyno, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. dchyno

    dchyno 2+ Year Member

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    if you weren't studying pharmacy right now, what would you be studying instead? let's pretend it doesn't exist. i'd be studying: computer programming
     
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  3. Zeke1955

    Zeke1955 Texas Tech Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

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    For the immediate moment - I'd still be a computer network tech since that's what I do currently.

    Hypothetically, I'd probably have pursued a graduate degree in economics.
     
  4. Catalina

    Catalina 2+ Year Member

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    grad school and pursue my PhD in biology and probably teach at a university.
     
  5. Zeke1955

    Zeke1955 Texas Tech Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

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    I've always wondered what exactly it would be like to be a college professor. Some work extremely hard, but I've seen many at my University that do not, and have the "my office hours are as listed on the syllabus, no appointments available, and I don't reply to e-mail, I do not like it" attitude.

    Many professors don't seem to make "much" considering the private sector market value for their degrees, but they also don't have that kind of pressure on their research. I've only seen a few professors that were like what I always envisioned them being - willing to ask for a bigger classroom to take on more students in their courses, only using TA's as assistants and not replacements for their selves, etc. etc.

    On second thought, being a college professor probably isn't so bad at all. Once you get on the tenure track it seems to be smooth sailing from there all the way until retirement =) (just kidding).
     
  6. PolarBear21

    PolarBear21 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I would probably try and get my phD, then work in the biotech field, then maybe become a professor.
     
  7. SCCpharm

    SCCpharm 10+ Year Member

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    I would be computer programming (BS in Computer Science).
     
  8. Dr.Biassi

    Dr.Biassi 2+ Year Member

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    Clinical laboratory science (MSc) get a job and then go to grad school for clinical Psychology........ After graduation combined the two domains and make a jump into pharmacoPsychology
     
  9. ADN1226

    ADN1226 Class of 2012! 7+ Year Member

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    MS or PhD in Pharmaceutical Science -- I enjoy researching
     
  10. Farmercyst

    Farmercyst On with the Poodles already Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Stay in my comfort zone and as far away from school as possible. Stick with the Gas Co, go management and make 100K/yr that way.
     
  11. rw24

    rw24 2+ Year Member

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    I would probably be studying Chemistry.
     
  12. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

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    I'd try to find me a rich husband :D

    Anyone interested?
     
  13. futuredruggist

    futuredruggist New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Either stay in biotech and/or try to make a living as a jazz pianist.
     
  14. MS Finance and become a financial adviser
     
  15. piyi

    piyi 5+ Year Member

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    Probably microbiology.
     
  16. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Probably still doing nonprofit or higher education administration.
    Or getting my PhD in higher ed. I had a full fellowship to study that at a Top 5 program and turned it down when I decided to get married.

    I'm happier with what I'm doing now. Most days anyway.:D
     
  17. AggieRX

    AggieRX 2+ Year Member

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    I'd be a rock star :D
     
  18. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I would be a professional student - I started when I was 3 at daycare... branched out to pre-k, then K, stepped into elementary, then junior, then high school. I've done a stint at the community college level - and now I am currently exploring the 4-yr university.

    yeah - I guess you could say I've seen it all :cool: If I didnt get in (still waiting on the official word) I would continue forward on the same path. Finish my BS in Botany (I LOVE PLANTS!!!) and step up to grad school for bio...

    HAHHA - good times

    ~above~
     
  19. sputnik25

    sputnik25 2+ Year Member

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    Go back to flying cargo. Auto Pilot>>IPOD>>Sleep>>Land>>Repeat
    I missed my wife and daughter to much hopefully doing pharm i can see them a lot more.
     
  20. Catalina

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    LOL, yeah I hear ya, although I would probably be the few professors that you mentioned :) In fact, it was those few profs that got me interested in teaching so I might do that along with clinical pharmacy...if all goes as planned.

    Hopefully, you didn't have too many of the other type of professors...they can make learning very painful.
     
  21. bugslife

    bugslife Member 5+ Year Member

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    ... mmm probably continuing the laborious process of med school apps.
     
  22. cystapharm

    cystapharm 5+ Year Member

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    be a pharm tech.
     
  23. janeno

    janeno Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Probably would get PhD in economics with concentration in economic/international development...
     
  24. Omega168

    Omega168 Stone pusher 2+ Year Member

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    A hustla..... if not that then Mechanical Engineer
     
  25. curiousro

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    WISHING i were doing pharmacy:D
     
  26. jah2004

    jah2004 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Well for me, I wont say what line of work I would be in but I would assume the name "Dirk Diggler" in doing so. Just kidding! I have thought about this and I really dont know. Knowing me I would probably make a career out of going to school. I am sure about what I am doing though!
     
  27. davyjone96431

    davyjone96431 2+ Year Member

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    real estate; unfortunately, this will be my future
     
  28. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

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    Never knew who Dirk Diggler was until 5 minutes ago even though it's my bf's screen name. Why I never asked him? oh lordy :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  29. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    I've been a computer programmer since 1979. I'm good at it, but biology is more interesting. If there wasn't pharmacy, I would probably have gone to med school.
     
  30. acetyl

    acetyl 5+ Year Member

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    Maybe. Send some pictures and fill out an application :D .

    I think I'd be doing something in chemistry, maybe teaching.
     
  31. CrazyFox

    CrazyFox Ex-Pre-Pharmie 2+ Year Member

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    Hmm if there was no pharmacy I would definatelly be a doctor or psychologist.
     
  32. terse

    terse Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    PA or PT
     
  33. NDGirl

    NDGirl 2+ Year Member

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    Med School or Research or Teaching (of course, teaching and research could go together too). Maybe I could teach and do research at a med school?
     
  34. pills4alivin

    pills4alivin Member 5+ Year Member

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    Depends, lets see a pic
     
  35. KellyBean

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    Are you rich?
     
  36. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

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    Where's the application? Where's your bank statement?
     
  37. aer12

    aer12 New Member 2+ Year Member

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    I'd move to a spanish speaking country...which I think is what I might do if I don't get in anywhere
     
  38. bamboo511

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    I'll be a model :)
     
  39. acetyl

    acetyl 5+ Year Member

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    The application comes after a photograph (preferably photographs) meets the approval of the committee. Then the application will be sent, and once that's been approved, the ball can start rolling.

    As far as bank statements are concerned-who puts money in the bank these days? Maybe a 10-40 or some other income related tax document might help you out a little better. But I don't think you could read all the zeros, so it might just be better to tell you there's too much to even count. I have to weigh it like in Blow.
     
  40. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

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    Acetyl,

    With all that money of yours, Dr.90210 can make me into whatever your heart desires...hahaha...so what do you say huh?
     
  41. anh80

    anh80 Going through PharmD 10+ Year Member

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  42. Jessly56

    Jessly56 2+ Year Member

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    i know im random but id want to be a cook. i love to cook. i love talking about food. too bad i dont know anything fancy or dishes i cant even pronouce..
     
  43. Opal1976

    Opal1976 2+ Year Member

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    Probably med school if I was younger. But I would get a masters in clinical lab science, which is actually my contingency plan if I don't get accepted.
     
  44. dogmom

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    I'd be an epidemiologist for sure. Might try to work epidemiology into the whole pharm thing as well...
     
  45. SunFlower2008

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    If I am not going to be a pharmacist, I will be a black jack dealer in the casino. I like to see people get happy or sad when they gambling, it's just so funny to watch it. :cool:
     
  46. PharmDream

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    Good ONE :):laugh:
     
  47. jah2004

    jah2004 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Well I thought about this and I guess if not pharmacy, I would have gone into physical therapy. That was my choice out of high school before I changed my mind. Maybe that was a good thing, as I have heard PT school is even harder to get in to.
     
  48. PharmDream

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    Who told you that?

    I talked to the PT advisor and they told me that 90 people apply and they accept about 50. The lady looked at my GPA and told me that I would not have a problem getting into the program, and my GPA is not that good, well at least compared to pharmacy school requirements.
     
  49. Utterdevotion

    Utterdevotion Hopeful future pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    hehe I like this one :love:
     
  50. Idesiretosling

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  51. eddie269

    eddie269 Still in shock... 10+ Year Member

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    I'd probably go back to finance of some sort and eventually become a financial advisor. I wouldn't be too happy but at least I can be my own man and set my own hours if I became successful.

    Other options are a professional poker player, a dealer at a Vegas casino, or a marketing manager of some sort to help promote Las Vegas. If you didn't get it by now, I love Las Vegas tourism.
     

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