By Kealey Bleser 2nd hour
" Eat. Sleep. Pharmacy. Repeat. "
Basic Information About Pharmisicts
- Order, prepare, and dispense prescription drugs
- Know how drugs function and the adverse side effects
- Maintain on-going inventories of drugs
- Often work in drug stores, hospitals, and grocery stores
- Work with patients and medical staff
- Often wear gloves, masks, or other safety gear
- May work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
- Training usually lasts six years after high school
- Need a license
- Earn $82,520 per year (national average)
- Get to work with people and make new friends
- Clean environments
- They are in high demand
- Like working in neighborhood drugstores to get to know local family's
- Have to work long nights and weekends which can cut in to personal time
- Have to work holidays which means you can't spend time with family
- Following government rules, regulations, and processing insurance claims are time consuming
- Work around 40 hours a week
- Trains takes about six years after high school
What do you need to succeed as a pharmacist?
Helpful high school courses
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Foreign Language (minimum of two years)
- Statistics and Probability.
Why do these courses help? Well, statistics and probability help because when you are prescribing medicine it helps determine the probability that the side effects will effect you. Foreign language can help when you have a patient/client that doesn't speak English, and knowing another language can help you communicate. Chemistry can help when you are looking at what makes up this drug you can understand what it is made of. Anatomy and physiology is how the body works, and that helps because you need to know how the body will work when the drugs are inside that patient.
You must complete at least two years of college work in math and science before entering pharmacy school. Many students go to pharmacy school after three years of college work. Others enter pharmacy school after they complete their bachelor's degree. Students graduate from pharmacy school after four years of study with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. After they do this the must take an exam, so if you pass this exam you get a liscense they you become a pharmacist.
Colleges you can attend
- D1 school
- Amazing athletics
- Has a professional pharmacy school
- Higher tuition then any other school
- Huge enrollment number
- Big campus
- In there fourth year students usually work in a pharmacy setting treating patients
- They have a professional pharmacy school
- Has a big total enrollment
- Out of state tuition is $12,000 more than in state
- In a very populated city
- Don't have a good sports program
- Big campus
- Huge enrollment numbers
- Good athletics
- Big tuition
- Populated city
- Urban city
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