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life RIGHT after pharm school

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by new2pharm, May 28, 2008.

  1. new2pharm

    new2pharm 2+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    Immediatelt following graduation (no residency), do you go straight into the workforce? Do you get to pick your hours or are they chosen for you, and if they are, what if you don't like those hours, what if they give you like 2-10pm or some other crap schedule you hate....then what do you do?

    Can't a pharmacist have a flexible schedule? I don't care where I work or how much I make, my husband has a very good job so income is not an issue. Is it possible to easily find an 8-3 or 7-3...something along those lines...right after graduation? I am not trying to work my butt off, would even do part time, just wanna use my $$$ to pay stuff, kids college, house...

    After grad, we will relocate to the OKC/Tulsa Oklahoma area. Does anyone know what the outlook is in this area and if this kind of schedule is possible?
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  3. VCU07

    VCU07 Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    The benefit of pharmacy is that you can work part time. I see that you do not want to "work you butt off," but I do hope you know pharmacy school is a full time venture. Typically, you do not get to pick you own schedule, but some employers may give you a choice b/n shifts (ie 7-3, 3-11, etc...). Finally, you must consider the cost of attending pharmacy school. Working part time may not be feasable depending on your loan situation (if you have loans).
  4. KARM12

    KARM12 Super Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    This depends on where you end up working. Most pharmacists end up working a mix of nights/evenings/weekends. I generally find that retail is more flexible with the schedule than hospital.
  5. pharmdinfl

    pharmdinfl 2+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    I've always gotten a mixture of morning and evening shifts without problem. I usually have an equal amount of each every week.

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