goheel said:Depends on what kind of person you are. Some people think pharmacy is hard, some people think engineering is hard. I think they're both similar in difficulty, but pharmacists on average make more money than engineers.
mahishrimp said:I think it's pretty fair that pharmacist makes more money than engineer does. Think about it. The pharmacist has to finish pharmacy school and undergrad (6 or 8 years) in order to make 80k but an engineer can make 50~60k after he/she finishes undergrad (4years). In addition, the tuition fee for the pharmacy school is much much higher!! Most of the people need loan to survive during school and need to pay back afterward. So.. in my opinion, it's fair.
Yeah a pharmacist makes twice as much as an engineer might make starting out but I think there is more potential being an engineer because a pharmacist's salary will max out where it started.blueclassring said:Engineering is very difficult, but only a handful of people are good at it. The rest are usually able to get by with average grades. The reason engineers get paid less than pharmacists is not because they are less smart, but it's a supply and demand issue. Engineers are a dime a dozen, and the more of us there are the less that we're going to get paid. I think companies throw a bone(50K) because the job is so darn demanding sometimes. As far as difficulty, I think that engineering is sufficiently harder than pharmacy. It's much more theoretical, and the concepts are very difficult to grasp and understand. The main reason I'm switching over to the pharmacy field is job security. I also love working with people and I love being the technical expert when it comes to something. A pharmacist is no different. Oh yeah, the money is 2X what I'll make as an engineer.