Medical career: pharmacist
• Fill prescriptions
• Check whether it will have a negative effective
with other meds that patient is receiving.
• Watch over pharmacy technicians
/pharmacists in training.
• instruct/advice patients on their prescriptions.
• They require courses such as
chemistry, biology, and anatomy.
• at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study, and
usually pharmacy D. programs require 4 years.
• Must take the Pharmacy College Admissions
• there are many examinations to pass and
often a one- or two-year postgraduate
• Some degree plans also include a master's
degree in business administration or public-
• All states require a license to practice
pharmacy and a specified number of hours
worked in a practice setting
• Most pharmacists work full time, which
indicates they are open at all hours, also some
work nights and weekends.
How much do they earn?
• The lowest wage is $82,090.
• The common wage is $111,570.
• The highest wage is $138,620.
• Most pharmacists work in community
pharmacies such as Rite-
Aid, CVS, Walgreens, etc.
• Others may work in hospitals, or their own
• Many pharmacists work 7 12-hour days in a
row, then get 7 days in a row off.
• Also depends on the company they work for.
• It’s a demand job, meaning they are always
• Good pay
• Indoor job, with AC or heater!!!
• Opportunity to return to school and advance in
education, such as a doctor?
• Takes at least 4-6 years to become
• long hours on your feet.
• working nights, weekends, and
• Taking complains from patients.
• "What would you say was the most difficult situation
for you to handle?" - Coram Branch Manager
• "Describe a situation where you did not have enough
information and you had to make a decision?" - Target
• "Give an example of when your colleague was doing
something unethical/inappropriate. What did you
do?" - Kaiser Permanente Clinical Pharmacist
Becoming a Pharmacist