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Podiatrists don't hold people's lives in their hands. And feet are nasty.

Dentists sometimes hold people's lives in their hands, but teeth are even nastier.


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how are you going to hold someone's life by being a pharmacist?
 

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I am looking at all the health careers......so I am just exploring all the careers......
 

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Podiatrists don't hold people's lives in their hands. And feet are nasty.

Dentists sometimes hold people's lives in their hands, but teeth are even nastier.


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Besides, until you can run into Wal-Mart for a teeth cleaning, I ain't interested in going dental. I need that 10% discount.
 

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how are you going to hold someone's life by being a pharmacist?
In a clinical setting, you might track a variety of medications' levels in a patient and be responsible for adjusting as necessary while starting and stopping other meds.

In a retail setting, you have to be able to quickly assess what major interactions could occur and, in some cases, save patients from themselves. ("I took three times the prescribed dosage so it would work better.")

That, and when you're the one dispensing viagra... you're definitely wielding power over someone's life. :smuggrin:
 

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Podiatrists don't hold people's lives in their hands. And feet are nasty.

Dentists sometimes hold people's lives in their hands, but teeth are even nastier.


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YOu can potentially save someone's limb which is on the verge of being amputated.....Would I get that personal satisfaction of doing imp work being a pharmacist?
 

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I am looking at all the health careers......so I am just exploring all the careers......
Your other posts indicate that you've taken/ are going to take the DAT and MCAT. Do you really want another -AT to take?
 

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Am I just experiencing deja-vu or did this loon already post this thread before?

Feet are gross. Teeth are gross. Enough said...
 

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He posted some siiiimilar stuff in Dent and Pod in January it looks like.

OP, put some thought into what you want to do. Your post history makes it look like you just want salary figures to base your decision on.

Besides, we're just pre-pharmers. The really nice pharmacists in the pharmacy sub-forum will be more than happy to field this kind of question. :)
 

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In a clinical setting, you might track a variety of medications' levels in a patient and be responsible for adjusting as necessary while starting and stopping other meds.

In a retail setting, you have to be able to quickly assess what major interactions could occur and, in some cases, save patients from themselves. ("I took three times the prescribed dosage so it would work better.")

That, and when you're the one dispensing viagra... you're definitely wielding power over someone's life. :smuggrin:
In a hospital setting, you are going to code blues and helping the doc to administer meds right there. In critical care, you are always saving lives.
 

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He posted some siiiimilar stuff in Dent and Pod in January it looks like.

OP, put some thought into what you want to do. Your post history makes it look like you just want salary figures to base your decision on.

Besides, we're just pre-pharmers. The really nice pharmacists in the pharmacy sub-forum will be more than happy to field this kind of question. :)
my thoughts exactly.
 

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what i am trying to figure out is why you guys want to or why I shud go to pharmacy school.....just wanna hear some opinions.....I might like some of the advice.....and could pick pharmacy as a career.....n how hard is the curriculum ?
 

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The pre-pharmacy area isn't really here to convince anyone to "go pharmacy." We're here to help those who have made their own independent decision that pharmacy is the route they wish to go.

Do your due dilligence and we'll be here to answer any legitimate questions you have.
 

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The prepharmacy curriculum is similar to what premeds or any other prehealth students take. If you're curious about what pharmacy entails, I suggest you to volunteer in a pharmacy setting or maybe find a job opportunity in that dept.
 

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PCAT is easier than MCAT and DAT, we're inferior students and therefore do not want to take such hard tests. Besides, pharmacy school is a cakewalk and we'd rather party than learn life saving information. We're just looking to make 100k/yr working at Wags countin' pills. Why wouldn't you go pharma?
 

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PCAT is easier than MCAT and DAT, we're inferior students and therefore do not want to take such hard tests. Besides, pharmacy school is a cakewalk and we'd rather party than learn life saving information. We're just looking to make 100k/yr working at Wags countin' pills. Why wouldn't you go pharma?
:laugh: My husband (the pharmacist) and I (hopeful pharmacy student) couldn't agree with you more...or stop laughing!
 

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I don't like to deal with touching people's foot or teeth. To me being a pharmacist is a clean job.
 

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what i am trying to figure out is why you guys want to or why I shud go to pharmacy school.....just wanna hear some opinions.....I might like some of the advice.....and could pick pharmacy as a career.....n how hard is the curriculum ?
It's easier to get a 6-figure salary with RX than pod or dent, if you get a job @ retail or hospital.

It's learning about the body, the drugs, and how the drugs affect the body; it's a lot more complex than how I put it.

If you like inflicting pain on people, go right ahead and be a dentist. If you have a foot fetish, go ahead and be a (particularly creepy) podiatrist. If you don't want to touch someone else (besides the occasional immunization), pharmacy is the way to go.

Besides, there's more to pharmacy than retail or hospital. There's about 100+ career tracks you can choose with a Pharm.D. Not a lot of medical professional degrees have that kind of differentiation.
 
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Didn't someone just get banned for posting something like this?

I don't understand why you log onto a forum and try to convince people you don't know to pick a "better" career than the one they have their sights firmly set on.

Like I said in the last thread like this: GTFO!
 

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I like the idea of job security and clean job. But, my goal in life is to make 150,000 a year.......is that possible? can I open up my own pharmacy and expand it or it would be too hard to compete against walgreen and CVS?
 

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I like the idea of job security and clean job. But, my goal in life is to make 150,000 a year.......is that possible? can I open up my own pharmacy and expand it or it would be too hard to compete against walgreen and CVS?
SO, you don't really care what you do as long as you make $150,000? Why not go the business route? Get your executive MBA, and make bank that way?
Probably easier to do. Definitely less schooling. :sleep:
 

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I like the idea of job security and clean job. But, my goal in life is to make 150,000 a year.......is that possible? can I open up my own pharmacy and expand it or it would be too hard to compete against walgreen and CVS?

Yes and yes.

There's a guy on the Pharmacy forum who left CVS and started an indy with another RPh from CVS and they're doing very well. He's got an FB page and everything also... can't remember his name though. He posts a lot.
 

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This guy is all about the Benjamins. Volunteer, get some experience, shadow. You'll figure out if you like pharmacy then.
 

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I like the idea of job security and clean job. But, my goal in life is to make 150,000 a year.......is that possible? can I open up my own pharmacy and expand it or it would be too hard to compete against walgreen and CVS?
I feel like you shouldn't go into something with the goal of making a specific amount of money. I'd be happy making just enough to live on as long as I was doing something I loved. Unfortunately, I'm not suited to be a farmer or to own a small bookstore, so I picked something that combines my favorite aspects of science and my need to contribute to the world, or people, in some important way.

That's kind of a specific thing to have as a life goal...make 150,000 a year. Just, I don't know, strange.
 

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I want to do something I love and make the cash. I want to travel the world and donate to my favorite charities. All this while supporting a family and living a comfortable lifestyle. Nothin' wrong with that ;)
 

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It probably isn't the $150,000 a year, it's probably what the $150,000 a year will buy.

This is the kind of guy who graduates pharmacy school and drives a brand new Porsche Cayman S to the NAPLEX site.
 

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It probably isn't the $150,000 a year, it's probably what the $150,000 a year will buy.

This is the kind of guy who graduates pharmacy school and drives a brand new Porsche Cayman S to the NAPLEX site.

haha, now that is hilarious.
 

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It probably isn't the $150,000 a year, it's probably what the $150,000 a year will buy.

This is the kind of guy who graduates pharmacy school and drives a brand new Porsche Cayman S to the NAPLEX site.
lolololol you are SO right :) you would think student loans would be on the top of the list of what to spend your first year's paychecks on.
 

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PCAT is easier than MCAT and DAT, we're inferior students and therefore do not want to take such hard tests. Besides, pharmacy school is a cakewalk and we'd rather party than learn life saving information. We're just looking to make 100k/yr working at Wags countin' pills. Why wouldn't you go pharma?
what does pudding mean? that's a creamy deesert.....right?
 

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lolololol you are SO right :) you would think student loans would be on the top of the list of what to spend your first year's paychecks on.
Loans? We don't need to pay no stinkin loans!

I'd personally like a nice Z06 or a GT3 upon graduation. ;)
 

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It probably isn't the $150,000 a year, it's probably what the $150,000 a year will buy.

This is the kind of guy who graduates pharmacy school and drives a brand new Porsche Cayman S to the NAPLEX site.
Wow, what a tool! Everyone knows that BMW's are better. :smuggrin:
 
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Oh my so many of you have expressed my sentiments exactly about teeth and feet.

I used to do medical transcription and one of my docs was a podiatrist. After doing his transcription, I am very confident I do not ever want to be a podiatrist! Blech.
 

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It probably isn't the $150,000 a year, it's probably what the $150,000 a year will buy.

This is the kind of guy who graduates pharmacy school and drives a brand new Porsche Cayman S to the NAPLEX site.
I find humor in your detail. You didn't just say "Brand new Porsche," or "Brand new Porsche Cayman." You gave Make, model AND trim. :laugh:
 

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I find humor in your detail. You didn't just say "Brand new Porsche," or "Brand new Porsche Cayman." You gave Make, model AND trim. :laugh:
Abso-freakin'-lutely.

The devil's in the details!
 

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Wow the OP is a complete idiot! Please don't do pharmacy, all of us are begging you to PLEASE choose something else.

I read through the thread and every single one of his posts made me grind my teeth!
 

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Y not do the pharmacy? i at least get the count the pills and make difference .....ppl like u make me not wanna do pharmacy
 

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Wow the OP is a complete idiot! Please don't do pharmacy, all of us are begging you to PLEASE choose something else.

I read through the thread and every single one of his posts made me grind my teeth!

I wouldn't go that far bucko. Some might call you a complete idiot for attempting to speak for everyone on this forum.
 

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is there pharmacist here......wanna share some words of advice?
 

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Y not do the pharmacy? i at least get the count the pills and make difference .....ppl like u make me not wanna do pharmacy
'ppl' like 'u' should not go into any kind of medical field that depends on spelling/grammar...
 

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Y not do the pharmacy? i at least get the count the pills and make difference .....ppl like u make me not wanna do pharmacy
Because you came in here making this thread, coming off basically asking us to prove to you and give you reasons why pharmacy would be good enough for you. If you think other fields would be better suited for you, then go for it. We don't need to sit here and tell you why you should do it and why it's better than other fields. As if we don't have enough competition already. -rolls eyes- You already sound like you think pharmacy is below your other choices and want us to talk you into "downgrading" to a pharmacy career.

I wouldn't go that far bucko. Some might call you a complete idiot for attempting to speak for everyone on this forum.

Oh be quiet.
 

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In a nutshell...

If you want prestige: go into medicine

If you want money: go into dentistry

If you want a "9-5" job with super flexibility, options, and a good salary: go into pharmacy.

:annoyed:

would it include podiatry, since it's a medical sub specialty?
 

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would it include podiatry, since it's a medical sub specialty?

Ehh, although podiatry is a sub specialty I would have to say that it isn't very prestigious compared to primary care or the upper level specialties (at least in my book.) Non the less it is still a great profession.