Pharmacists

"Like handling medicine" By: Natasha Fuller 3rd hour

Basic information about becoming an Pharmacists

  • Pharmacists often work in drug stores, hospitals and grocery stores.
  • Pharmacists earn $99,830 to $147,960 per year in Wisconsin.
  • Pharmacists earn $89,280 to 145,910 per year in National.
  • Pharmacists order, store, package, label and sell prescription drugs.
  • Pharmacists often wear gloves, mask, or safety gear.
  • Pharmacists may work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Training for pharmacist usually lasts six years after high school.
  • Pharmacists work with patients and medical staff.
  • To be a pharmacists you do need a license.
  • Pharmacists usually work in clean, well-illuminated areas.
  • Pharmacists work 40 hours a week and that might include evening and weekend hours.

Pros and Cons of being an Pharmacists

Pros- Good things about being a Pharmacists

1). Pharmacists earn $82,520 per year(national average). This seems like a good number for per year.

2). Pharmacists training usually lasts up to six years after high schools. Those six years will go into learning what they do and what are the responsibilities you have to have to be a Pharmacists.

3). Pharmacists give drug information to doctors and other health professionals. I think this is good to do because it's good for doctors to know the drug information the pharmacists are giving patients.


Cons- Bad things of being a Pharmacists

1). Pharmacists may work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. I don't like that pharmacists have to work 24/7 and that I don't like that they don't have time for themselves and their families.

2). Pharmacists often work in drug stores, hospitals, and grocery stores. I don't like this either because stores that are often used by humans that are sick they don't always clean stuff very well and I wouldn't like getting sick 24/7.

3). Pharmacists often wear gloves, masks, or other safety gear. I don't really like that you are wearing gear 24/7 because I wouldn't enjoy having sweaty hands all the time and I just wouldn't enjoy the feeling of having gear on all the time.

What careers do I need to succeed to be a Pharmacists?

High School:


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Foreign Language
  • Statistics and Probability



College:


  • General Biology (with lab)
  • General Chemistry (with lab)
  • Microbiology (with lab)
  • Physics (with lab)
  • Organic Chemistry (with lab)
  • Statistics
  • Calculus

What colleges do you have to attend to earn a major for a Pharmacists?

College: University of Wisconsin- Green Bay WI

Address: 2420 Nicolet Drive

Website Address: 2420 Nicolet Drive

This college provides first professional programs in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary and nursing study.

Pros: 1). Volleyball 2). Cheerleading 3). In state tuition $7,758

Cons: 1). Cost of books $800 2). No gymnastics 3). No girls football


College: Benedictine University, Lisle (IL)

Address: 5700 College Road

Website Address: 5700 College Road

They have programs to help prepare you for pharmacists they have Advanced Biology courses, Advanced Chemistry courses, Anatomy, Physiology, and Calculus.

Pros: 1). Basketball 2). Softball 3). Cheerleading

Cons:1). No gymnastics 2). No dance teams 3). No singing programs


College: Howard Community College, Columbia (MD)

Address: 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway

Website Address: 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway

They help you get a double major, freshmen honor to college, and a honors program.

Pros: 1). Basketball 2). Soccor 3). Lacrosse

Cons:1). No gymnastics 2). No cheerleading, 3). No softball

Associations/Professional originations for Pharmacists.

1). American Pharmacists Association

This association is a professional society of pharmacists that has a membership that includes practicing, pharmaceutical scientist, and pharmacy students.This will help you get ready to become a Pharmacists. Call 1(800)-237-APhA or join their website American Pharmacists Association or go and visit them at 2215 Constitution Ave.


2). National Community Pharmacists Association

This association was founded in 1898, this association represents American's community pharmacists including the owners of more then 20,000 pharmacies. If your intrested in this association please call (703)-683-8200 or join their website at National Community Pharmacists Association or visit them at 100 Dainger Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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Do you enjoy handling medicine, or helping people's health if you said yes to any of these question a Pharmacists is the job for you. Here are some facts you might want to know about being a pharmacists. Pharmacists work 40 hours a week including evenings, nights, weekends and even holidays. Pharmacists often work in drug stores, hospitals, and grocery stores. Pharmacists earn $82,520 per year (national average). Pharmacists often wear gloves, masks, or other safety gear. Training for a pharmacists last up to six years after high school. Pharmacists are often on call on holidays. Pharmacists order, prepare, and dispense prescription drugs. If your still interested into being a Pharmacists please call 1(800)LoveMedicine.

Work Cited

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