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Just out of curiosity.....

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by RX CARE, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. RX CARE

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    I am a recent grad and I got a job with a chain for ~110k + salary. However, I have always been more interested in knowledge and versatility in practice. I am looking at an interview with a small regional medical center at a metro area in the south, for an inpatient staff pharmacist gig soon. I'm just wondering what the ballpark starting rate for a new grad at such a smaller hospital (~300 beds) would be. Any ideas??

    I know I'm looking at a smaller compensation, but not sure how much smaller. Granted I would ask for this information during the interview, I'm just dealing with the decision daily, and having all kinds of feelings as to whether to even entertain the interview and squash it, and not be stupid to leave a lot of money on the table.

    Any input will be appreciated :)
     
  2. Old Timer

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    Unless they are offering 75K, practice in the setting you would enjoy most.. The extra money wont mean crap if you hate your job....
     
  3. LazyMooch

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    Unless you have a family... In which case you need to consider more factors.
     
  4. KARM12

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    New grad with no experience? You are looking closer to 80-90k. You won't make 110K unless you are a specialist or have been with the company a very long time.
     
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    No because you will be miserable, your kids will hate you and you will end up divorced.
     
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    so true. if you hate your job, it will affect you in soooooooooo many levels of your personal life.
     
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    RX CARE

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    Thanks for the input guys! I will see how I feel after the interview, after taking a look at the facility and getting a feel for the work atmosphere. Still would have some decision making to do.
     
  8. PumpkinSmasher

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    That is not necessarily true, I am a new grad working clinical/staff position for a metro hospital and making 110k base plus shift differentials. It is going to depend a lot on area of the country.
     
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  9. LazyMooch

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    Did you do a residency?
     
  10. PumpkinSmasher

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    I strongly considered residency but in the end I decided to just go right into the job market, I am not interested in specializing in any one area. I am extremely happy with my position and quality of life.:D
     
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  11. LazyMooch

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    WHAAAAAT, I'm mad jealous. I was under the impression that that sort of dough was only accomplished in retail. I have no hospital exposure, but I am fairly certain it beats retail in terms of a quality job...
     
  12. type b pharmD

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    nah, not too uncommon. Private for profit hospital group I worked for as an intern pays around 105-115k before shift differentials too, no residency requirement either.

    Public and prestigious hospitals in major metro areas i think tend to pay lower. I lived in a town with a major regional academic center and they were only paying their new grads 75-85k and required residency, and all new employees start on 2nd and 3rd shifts for at least a year. Crazy stuff. But they were arguably the most desirable place to work in the region. Govt backing, pension, and "cadillac" health coverage.
     
  13. PumpkinSmasher

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    Exactly, this is usually the case.
     
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