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  • Pharmacist Shelby Gaskin 3-1-11 Personal Finance
  • Earnings
    • Median earnings: $106,410
    • Middle 50%: $92,670 - $121,310
  • Educational Requirements
    • 2 years (at least) of specific course study
    • 4 years of education to obtain Pharm.D degree
  • Positions and Advancement Other options: open independent, local pharmacy Workplace Chain Store Hospital Entry-Level Position Staff level pharmacist Staff level pharmacist Advancement Pharmacy supervisor/store manager/manager at district or regional level/executive position within headquarters Supervisory/advisory positions
  • Nature of Work
    • Distribute prescriptions drugs
    • Advise patients on solutions to health problems
    • Keep confidential personal records of patients
    • Compound drugs (mainly in hospital settings)
    • Advise medical staff on effects of drugs (hospital setting)
    • Pharmaceutical research
  • Working Conditions
    • Clean, well-lit, and well-ventilated
    • Day spent mostly on your feet
    • 40-50 hours per week
    • Many pharmacies open on holidays and extended hours
  • Job Outlook
    • Job market expected to increase faster than average (17% between 2008 and 2018)
    • Increasing involvement in patient care calls for rapid growth of pharmaceutical jobs within medical care establishments
    *This graph does not portray the expected growth of pharmaceutical careers, but is related to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Advantages v. Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages Annual salary somewhere between $77,390 and $131,440 Completion of 6-8 years of college Classes in chemistry and mathematics Several exams must be completed, different in each state Clean work environment Relocating may be necessary Basically 9-5 job Not much room for advancement Help others Sometimes required to work nights, weekends, and holidays Increasing job opportunities
  • Reasons I Should be a Pharmacist!
    • I thoroughly enjoy chemistry and physics, subjects that make up several classes I will be required to take in order to obtain my Pharm.D degree.
    • I like working with others and have increased my ability to do so because of my job as a cashier in a grocery store.
    • I love money! This may sound materialistic and shallow, but I know that I need to have a career that will allow me to never have to worry about finances.
  • In Preparation…
    • I already took chemistry and I am currently taking physics, so I am perfecting my skills at that subject.
    • I work with customers daily at my job at a grocery store where I have been working for two years.
    • I have researched this career and found that all of the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.