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Medical career official

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Medical career official

  1. 1. Medical career: pharmacist Vanessa A. Allan C. Block 5
  2. 2. Duties • 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. 2
  3. 3. Education • 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 Test. 3
  4. 4. Training • there are many examinations to pass and often a one- or two-year postgraduate residency program • Some degree plans also include a master's degree in business administration or public- health component • All states require a license to practice pharmacy and a specified number of hours worked in a practice setting 4
  5. 5. Hours • Most pharmacists work full time, which indicates they are open at all hours, also some work nights and weekends. 5
  6. 6. How much do they earn? • The lowest wage is $82,090. • The common wage is $111,570. • The highest wage is $138,620. 6
  7. 7. Locations • Most pharmacists work in community pharmacies such as Rite- Aid, CVS, Walgreens, etc. • Others may work in hospitals, or their own pharmacies. 7
  8. 8. Employments 8
  9. 9. Vacations • 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. 9
  10. 10. • It’s a demand job, meaning they are always needed. • Good pay • Indoor job, with AC or heater!!! • Opportunity to return to school and advance in education, such as a doctor? Pros 10
  11. 11. Cons • Takes at least 4-6 years to become one. • long hours on your feet. • working nights, weekends, and holidays. • Taking complains from patients. 11
  12. 12. Interview Questions • "What would you say was the most difficult situation for you to handle?" - Coram Branch Manager Pharmacist Candidate • "Describe a situation where you did not have enough information and you had to make a decision?" - Target Pharmacist Candidate • "Give an example of when your colleague was doing something unethical/inappropriate. What did you do?" - Kaiser Permanente Clinical Pharmacist Candidate 12
  13. 13. Becoming a Pharmacist http://www.pharmacy.purdue.edu/students/pro spective/ 13
  14. 14. Podcast podcast 14
  15. 15. Links • Pharmacists - Bureau of Labor Statistics • http://money.usnews.com/careers/best- jobs/pharmacist/reviews 15

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