is pharmacy a right career for me?..

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you could always work retail (CVS, walgreens, etc). if you plan on going into the health field you're going to have to deal with sick people--it's unavoidable
 
..if i dont really like dealing w/ sick patients and being at the hospital and stuff?

plz serious answers only im really confused...i've a bs in bio but dont really know where to go next?:confused::confused::confused:

I don't think you've done enough research to decide whether pharmacy is for you.

It seems crazy for a bunch of strangers to make a major life decision for you.:thumbup:
 
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Questiono...

Is there such thing as a pharmacist career test, or a career test in general which determines your medical field? If anyone knows any legit online ones, please post. I know that I shouldn't depend on them, but for lazy people like me, please post them if you know any. Thank you.

I ask because I'm starting to getting second thoughts about pursuing pharm... :( Maybe I'll post my q later.
 
I"m supposed to be an accountant. High on control, low on compassion... Hmm, maybe I could be a dominatrix...
 
..if i dont really like dealing w/ sick patients and being at the hospital and stuff?

Don't want to deal with sick patients and stuff, and don't want to take the PCAT (per your other thread). List what you like to do and we will decide your fate.

You still deal with sick people in retail. I'm just a tech and I've had people come to the counter and lift up their shirt to show me where they've just had surgery, or have a wonderful staph infection that they are trying to get cleared up. Had a guy one day come in with a huge infected "knot" on his neck wanting one of us to pop it because he didn't want to pay a doctor.

Or how about the "junkies" though maybe not what you'd typically consider a sick patient, can be pretty disgusting none the less.

I deal less with sick people working at the hospital than I ever did working retail. Although the trade off is dealing with nurses and doctors. :) LOL :p
 
MTM (Medication Therapy Management) :idea:
 
OK....firstly im NOT asking anyone here to make a life long decision for me!

just wanted to know frm actual pharmacists on board how much they have to deal w/ patients one-on-one on a daily basis.
gosh, how hard was that?! some ppl r very rude here.:thumbdown:
 
..if i dont really like dealing w/ sick patients and being at the hospital and stuff?

OK....firstly im NOT asking anyone here to make a life long decision for me!

just wanted to know frm actual pharmacists on board how much they have to deal w/ patients one-on-one on a daily basis.
gosh, how hard was that?! some ppl r very rude here.:thumbdown:

Um... okay? Your first post doesn't give us much to work with. It's like finding a math problem that asks, "If one car is traveling at 70 mph and the second car is traveling, when will they meet?" In short, if you're going to ask a question, don't give us a half-finished thought of whatever is on your mind. Ask a specific question with a specific purpose.

I suppose my question to you is... is it the profession or the money that attracts you to pharmacy?

Of course, it's easy to go through the motions and say "Certainly, it's the profession," but then you'll undoubtedly have to explain why? Why not be a doctor, an engineer, an accountant, or one of many other noble professions in the world?

In a retail pharmacy, you'll run into your share of thankless grouchy patients who couldn't care less about your expertise. In their eyes, you're just a barrier to their medication. It's a fast-paced roller coaster atmosphere that has sometimes been described as a "fast food" atmosphere. As for hospital and clinical settings, I'm afraid I've never experienced those places as a technician, but I have heard that those places can vary anywhere from hours of backlogs to incredibly boring places to work. They also tend to pay less than retail atmospheres.

So how did you end up thinking of pharmacy in the first place?

--Garfield3d
 
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I had this strange temptation to ask the dog catcher whether or not he had to deal with dogs on a daily basis.










Just kidding
 
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OK....firstly im NOT asking anyone here to make a life long decision for me!

just wanted to know frm actual pharmacists on board how much they have to deal w/ patients one-on-one on a daily basis.
gosh, how hard was that?! some ppl r very rude here.:thumbdown:

Hah...obviously you didn't read through any other threads here.
 
Warning--I am about to write a self-centered mini-history. I am a perpetual student who recently got the urge to pursue a lifelong interest in a health care profession. I graduated with a law degree in '07 thinking it would open many doors--even outside of the legal profession. Much to my chagrin, I have found that alternative legal careers are scarce and working as an attorney sucks to the highest degree.

I am back loading up on undergrad prereqs this summer and need to continue into fall with a few stragglers in spring. My plan is to hurriedly jump through all the application hoops and start Pharm school '09. I am writing all this in hopes of either meeting someone in my situation or similar and/or to elicit advice from anyone knowledgeable on PharmD/JD combo jobs, rushing through the app process, or just whether Pharm is even worth it, etc.

Thanks in advance!
 
Warning--I am about to write a self-centered mini-history. I am a perpetual student who recently got the urge to pursue a lifelong interest in a health care profession. I graduated with a law degree in '07 thinking it would open many doors--even outside of the legal profession. Much to my chagrin, I have found that alternative legal careers are scarce and working as an attorney sucks to the highest degree.

I am back loading up on undergrad prereqs this summer and need to continue into fall with a few stragglers in spring. My plan is to hurriedly jump through all the application hoops and start Pharm school '09. I am writing all this in hopes of either meeting someone in my situation or similar and/or to elicit advice from anyone knowledgeable on PharmD/JD combo jobs, rushing through the app process, or just whether Pharm is even worth it, etc.

Thanks in advance!

Having a pharmd/jd will open alot of doors to very lucrative, corporate jobs in the pharmaceutical/pharmacy world.
 
OK....firstly im NOT asking anyone here to make a life long decision for me!

just wanted to know frm actual pharmacists on board how much they have to deal w/ patients one-on-one on a daily basis.
gosh, how hard was that?! some ppl r very rude here.:thumbdown:

If you volunteer at a pharmacy, it'd give you an idea of how much patient contact/interaction there actually is. That way, you can avoid "rude" comments. It doesn't help your cause if you haven't tried to find out for yourself first.

I'll try to help you a bit though.

You don't want to be in a hospital and don't want a lot of patient contact, so that eliminates most fellowships and residencies, seeing how they are mainly in hospitals (to my limited knowledge). Seeing how you got upset with rather small remarks that people posted here, I'd say that you won't like retail (which is filled with rude patients).

After going through that, I don't think there's much for you in pharmacy, unless you go into the business sector of Pharmacy.

I'm not trying to sound mean, but why exactly do you want to be a pharmacist?
 
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OK....firstly im NOT asking anyone here to make a life long decision for me!

just wanted to know frm actual pharmacists on board how much they have to deal w/ patients one-on-one on a daily basis.
gosh, how hard was that?! some ppl r very rude here.:thumbdown:

This question has been posted a million times...and everyone thinks it is different for them.

I'm OK with being called "rude" if it gets people to use the search function or to do some research themselves.

One, we have no clue what type of pharmacy you want to go into. There is a great variance among different types of pharmacy when it comes to patient interaction.

Gosh... how hard is it to make a question that is not vague?
 
why is this topic here?:laugh::laugh::laugh:
i wanted to hear frm pharmacists

oh well..tnx for all yalls comments ;)
 
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