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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

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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
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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

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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
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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).
     
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    I would probably try and get my phD, then work in the biotech field, then maybe become a professor.
     
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    I would be computer programming (BS in Computer Science).
     
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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
     
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    MS or PhD in Pharmaceutical Science -- I enjoy researching
     
  10. Farmercyst

    Farmercyst From the shadows
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    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

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    I would probably be studying Chemistry.
     
  12. KellyBean

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

    Anyone interested?
     
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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

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    Probably microbiology.
     
  16. All4MyDaughter

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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

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

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory
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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

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    ... mmm probably continuing the laborious process of med school apps.
     
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    be a pharm tech.
     
  23. janeno

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

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    A hustla..... if not that then Mechanical Engineer
     
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    WISHING i were doing pharmacy:D
     
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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!
     
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    real estate; unfortunately, this will be my future
     
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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

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    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

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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
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    Hmm if there was no pharmacy I would definatelly be a doctor or psychologist.
     
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    PA or PT
     
  33. NDGirl

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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?
     
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    Depends, lets see a pic
     
  35. KellyBean

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    Are you rich?
     
  36. KellyBean

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    Where's the application? Where's your bank statement?
     
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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
     
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    I'll be a model :)
     
  39. acetyl

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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

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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?
     
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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..
     
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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.
     
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    I'd be an epidemiologist for sure. Might try to work epidemiology into the whole pharm thing as well...
     
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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:
     
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    Good ONE :):laugh:
     
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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.
     
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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

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    hehe I like this one :love:
     
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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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