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Is Pharmacy a good career choice?

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Some things to consider before choosing Pharmacy as a career choice
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Jesus Lazalde (3 дня назад)
California is the worst place on Earth
JustTooLit (6 месяцев назад)
Any job that can yield you a high income will be stressful and hard. Pharmacy may be oversaturated currently but its still a great profession.
Filmon Tewolde (6 месяцев назад)
JustTooLit 120k job with 200k debt+ 6% interest. Tax takes 30-40% of your income.
JustTooLit (6 месяцев назад)
People been saying that for 10+ years now. Their median pay has been $120K the entire time LOL. They aren't gaining pay but they aren't losing it neither.
Filmon Tewolde (6 месяцев назад)
JustTooLit there pay is going to decrease. its simple supply vs demand. when the supply is greater than the demand the price must come down.
james correa (7 месяцев назад)
Honestly one of the main reasons why I wanna be a pharmacist is for the money....: and somebody told that it’s a dumb reason but why not? I’ve been a tech for awhile now I have taken orders and bitching from a pharmacist for awhile now and I’ve seen what they do day to day and honestly I think I can do it especially if it’s over 5 times what I get paid now
Angel Fair (7 месяцев назад)
God Help us ... at least the ones that already to deep in to the profession ... The number of slots for pharmacy schools has doubled in the last 10-15 years, yet more of them continue to open each year. With mergers and acquisitions (CVS + Target, Walgreens + Rite-Aid) and the lack of reimbursements for MTM and NO provider status for Pharmacist ! The growth of pharmacists to be only 3% over the next 10 years. That is roughly 9100 new jobs over the next 10 years. During this time, roughly 150,000 students will have graduated from pharmacy schools and that is assuming no new schools open. THAT IS ALARMING !!!!! $200k+ in loans and no job growth !! Pharmacy schools are hungry for profit, and to maximize that, some schools will take just about anyone regardless of GPA or PCAT as long as they're willing to sign away $200k+ in loans. THAT IS AN UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS OF MEGA PROPORTIONS
Rebeca Moisuc (1 год назад)
Hi! I really like your videos on pharmacy. Well done you! I appreciate the consideration and the sincere views of the downsizes of being a pharmacist nowadays. Hardly anyone speaks honestly about them. Thanks.
Neko LYG (1 год назад)
I'm currently trying to decide what career path id like go for and I thought maybe pharmacist. this video made me think about if I really wanted to commit to it or not. but I think I'm going to go for it.
Shadman Sisam (9 месяцев назад)
JV Neak go for it if ur passionate about it
Your Highness (1 год назад)
u look like a bald jungkook o.o
Tiam Ghamgosar (5 месяцев назад)
Your Highness no he doesn’t, stop trying to make everything about bts
Kappa (1 год назад)
this is quite bs cuz it depends aswell which country you are you guys in the us pay 50k a year for uni lmao we pay 2k byeeeeeee
Ayat. (1 год назад)
Kappa what country do you live in ?
oroincorporated (1 год назад)
Pharmacists callin and double check with the doctor... Rare that you are going to kill somebody. There will always be a person more senior to you in life, in general. Yes, Pharm tech is a smart thing to do first.
nnocon (1 год назад)
I'm a pharmacist. What he's saying, in most cases, simply isn't true. I'm talking from a Danish perspective - being a pharmacist in the US might be different. But in Denmark, being a pharmacist is nothing like what he says.
Blitzer (1 год назад)
That unexpected swear at the end made me laugh my ass off! lol THAT WAS FUNNY.
rosalinda23 (2 года назад)
good info! i'm a pht trying to see if i like it to move on to be become a pharmacist
Chels T (2 года назад)
Only if you're a pharmacist... They do make allot of doe. Just tell me what the best book is to study---- I just took my PTCB Exam and made a 1244 and the passing score is 1400.... I flunked the hospital software questions... So some help would be appreciated?
Chuck Jones (2 года назад)
all good points
Simone Boi (2 года назад)
Is Pharmaceutical Chemistry as bad as Pharmacy (or at least as bad as you make it out to be in this video)?
Kaito .X .otaku (2 года назад)
my dad said he will open a pharmacy for me ???will that good??
Tiny Reader (1 год назад)
Kaito .X .otaku you guys are rich. Hire me
Nitin Rao (2 года назад)
Read about Career in Pharmacy - http://www.htcampus.com/article/career-pharmacy-india/
cong vu (2 года назад)
I have seen some of your videos concerning pharmacy profession. You clearly don't like pharmacy but appeared to be disinterested. I only agree with your last point about pharmacy is over-saturated, but the other two points are very much inaccurate at best. 1. You pick the worse case scenario of a wrong dosage or wrong drug leading to a fatal mistake. You don't normally deal with fatal drugs on a daily basis. The drug that is potentially dangerous, chemotherapy drug for instance, is treated with utmost respect and multiple checks from different pharmacists. Most of the time you deal with insulin, zosyn, vancomycin, precedex, fentanyl etc ... they are NOT as dangerous as you claimed and certainly not a career ending type of deal. Pharmacists do make mistakes because they are not machine (hell, even machines make mistake too smhh), but not all mistakes lead to a dead patient. 2. Tell me one profession you can have ideal hours right after graduation? 3. If you think working as a pharmacist is not stressful, then you should not even bother making this video, since you know nothing about the profession to begin with. It is the most childish thing I have ever heard.
MissSar11 (2 года назад)
As a pharmacist, I can agree with these statements. He isn't being negative, he is being realistic. BUT there are positives of being a pharmacist that he hasn't mentioned, that should weighed against these negatives.
2legit2sh!t (2 года назад)
He is negative about any career field that takes effort/hard work/years of schooling. There are definitely negatives to pharmacy and the job market is tightening, but he just automatically craps on every technical field because he couldn't hack it in engineering.
alakazam fam (2 года назад)
+MissSar11 can you tell me more? can you compare positive and negatives of it
F.P. (2 года назад)
any video Q&As on truck driving careers ? good videos, very informative 👍
txl43n (2 года назад)
I was thinking of going "fuck it" and just getting into pre pharmacy because I think I need to make a final decision & finish a damn major for once.. But I agree, Im going to try to get CPhT first and work full time so I build up cash and experience. I hope by that time I still have the mindset to go to school >.>
txl43n (1 год назад)
I think the fact that u are a tech for a year now indicates that u dont have social anxiety :). I had it as well, my english and business classes forced me to do presentations, that helped me overcome it. Are u thinking of becoming a pharmacist? Medical lab science is in the biotech , forensics, and chemistry field. I went over to that side because I cant work with people lol.
Alberto Sanchez (1 год назад)
Ive been working a pharmacy tech for a year and i do like it, yes people are rude, and some pharmacists can be assholes, and its very fast paced, i have no problem working at fast pace, however I myself am very introverted and have a very small circle of friends, so its not easy for me at all to be communicating with people on a daily basis. Hmmm Lab analyst, i will have to look into it.The good thing i can say about being a pharmacy tech is that it has helped me somewhat overcome the social anxiety that i suffer from.
txl43n (1 год назад)
I switched to Medical Lab Science. I got a job as a pharm tech and cussed my pharmacist out in 3 weeks...... Theres too much liabilities associated with this profession. I think the guy in the vid is right, opinions differ but u need to work as a tech first to see if u like the job or not. you have to be a people person and love talking to people. I realize I hate customer service, I hate people asking me questions. I rather be antisocial and work freely as a lab analyst.
Alberto Sanchez (1 год назад)
txl43n so what do you think now?
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Phreekful (3 года назад)
If you're a pharmacist, or going to be a pharmacist, get involved in specialty pharmacy. That's where a lot of the job prospects, money, and interesting work are, as well as significant opportunities to make a difference. Retail is fine and a lot of great people work in it their entire career, but specialty is expanding and is where most of the exciting treatments are happening.
alakazam fam (1 год назад)
Phreekful you've been super helpful. thanks for introducing me to this branch of pharmacy. I'll do some research and get back to you later. cheers
Phreekful (1 год назад)
Mitch Manta Ooooo, that's harder for me to answer, especially from a pay/job prospects standpoint. I do know that many of the treatments in Specialty are marketed internationally, but I know list prices are generally highest in the US, so that likely generates much of the business around it. I'd see if you can find and UK based pharmacist associations or even articles discussing the way the industry works in your neck of the woods. Medically/scientifically, I'm sure things are just as exciting over there. AstraZeneca is based in the UK, I work with that company frequently!
alakazam fam (1 год назад)
Phreekful that's awesome. I'm seriously considering going into pharmacy at uni. I live on the UK where healthcare is nationalised and most medical professionals are employed by the nhs. do you think that hospitals already do the role of specialty pharmacies or is it something that will appear in the UK as well, despite hospitals? would moving to the us be a wise chpice?
Phreekful (1 год назад)
Mitch Manta "Specialty Pharmaceuticals" is a phrase that doesn't necessarily have a definition that is 100% agreed upon, but it deals with high-cost medications that generally treat very serious conditions (think $10k/month cancer pills or $30k/month Hep C treatments). Lots of very exciting medical science and progress going on, and the industry is expanding. Hep C is now a very curable disease because of some of these products, which gives some people their lives back!
alakazam fam (1 год назад)
Phreekful what is specialty. please tell more
projectmusic (3 года назад)
can you do clinical laboratory scientist ?
Soccasteve (2 года назад)
+ProjectX182 That's what I'm doing at the moment, almost done
Renpics (3 года назад)
Now I don't know what to study anymore :/ do you have a video on optometry? Ahahhaa
Mercy Brazil (3 года назад)
You're a cutie 😍
Simon Christian (3 года назад)
good information thank you. It is almost 3 years since this video was posted I wonder how saturated the pharmacy field is now (it sounded like a great job).
2legit2sh!t (2 года назад)
It is definitely tightening/the days of 5 job offers and signing bonuses are gone. I graduated this fall and got 2 offers before graduation. Most had jobs and/or residencies lined up before graduation, with maybe 5-10 still looking (and most of these were due to refusal to leave specific city/desire to only work in a specific non retail field, etc). So, the jobs are still out there, but now you often have to be willing to move/not start out in the exact company you want/take less desirable hours, etc. Hourly rate is not decreasing, but some people are not getting full time hours starting out (so still getting those mid $50s+ retail/hour, but at 32 hours instead of 40). I would say 75% of people in my class that got retail jobs are getting full time hours, and 25% are getting 32 hour floating hours guaranteed, with the possibility of picking up extra shifts for the full 40. If you still want to do pharmacy (actual go work in a pharmacy, especially a retail one, because despite what you think most people will end up in retail) go for it. The only caveat is I would say in the future YOU MUST WORK part time throughout school and make a good impression in order to have a job set up for graduation. The attitude of just doing the bare minimum to graduate school and expect a job to be waiting is a set up for failure. The times of not having paid work experience while in school and still finding a job are quickly dwindling, BUT if you get active work experience in school and build a network, you should still find work.
Hula Shack (3 года назад)
Anyone thinking of going into pharmacy is putting their head in the sand. There are no jobs and in 5 yrs techs and kiosks will have replaced the majority of Pharmacists. Do yourself a favor and become a nurse practioner or a PA. You can open your own practice, (easily) and will never have some talking head tell you that you didn't reach your flu shot goal and you are gone. CVS will fire you in a heartbeat because they only care about the shareholders as do the other chain pharmacies. These greedy schools should be sued for lying to the students.
Jocelyn Ott (3 года назад)
Not to downplay the severity of a dispensing error, but it is actually extremely uncommon for one to actually cause a death, and for the most part, you don't lose your license for life unless it was due to gross negligence. Saying "pharmacists are actually never allowed to make a single mistake" is horribly wrong... humans are human, the most important part is to always call a physician or a patient if you have any doubt or questions about the medication you are going to dispense. Advising to be a technician first is very good advice. Seems like you are really trying to scare people away from a really good profession.
Adriana Leon (9 месяцев назад)
He always scares me
Avi Pharmd (2 года назад)
+2legit2sh!t correct. But you will be blacklisted by all retail chains. My director was in charge of all the district managers for CVS in Long Island. He said that if any potential pharmacist had ANY history with the pharmacy board, they would reject the application. I'm sure all other chains do the same as there are many pharmacists to pick from
2legit2sh!t (2 года назад)
+Avi Pharmd A non catastrophic miss fill won't end my career. If the board is notified, they would investigate and levy some kind of fine. It would take a very serious reaction/death/pattern of negligence to "end my career."
Avi Pharmd (2 года назад)
+2legit2sh!t If you have a spotless record for 10 years, and then make a mistake on my 6 year olds antibiotic, I can ask for your license number and report you to the pharmacy board (that's why your license must be displayed). Once I report the error and your license number to the board....your career is done! Most patients file complaints with the chain pharmacy. They don't go out of their way to report your license. But you always have the few odd balls who do. So be aware of how vulnerable your career is.
Avi Pharmd (2 года назад)
+2legit2sh!t those 1-2 documented errors were reported to the chain...not the pharmacy board. If just one of those patients reported the error to the pharmacy board instead of the chain, that pharmacist should have his license suspended for a few months. There will be nothing the chain can do to stop that! A simple mistake and your license is suspended for 3 months. A major mistake and you will never practice again.
Amelia Ann (3 года назад)
hey wat about actuary? :)
Adriano Arzate (3 года назад)
Thanks for the heads up, I will definitely try the pharmacy tech first!
Nick T (3 года назад)
So what else can you do? Nurse -- dirty hand; doctor--long and tough study; plumber-- that is not a life you can bear obviously; engineer-- need math, physics and not allow to make mistake....
Christy Tom (1 год назад)
Nick T Are you serious? Pharmacists are not allowed to make ANY mistakes, otherwise our license is revoked.
Crayon Jambe (2 года назад)
OMG ikr, I'm having so much trouble picking my major, and I want a good job after I graduate
hairlesheep (3 года назад)
Exactly!! Its crap. I switched to Electrical Engineering after 1 year internship!!
ibrahim roble (3 года назад)
sorry to bother you again but how did you get your job, are there companies who look for university students or did you have to look for them.
hairlesheep (3 года назад)
+ibrahim roble I will be done this summer and so far its fantastic. The only thing I can complain about is lots of hours in my internship but it doesn't bother me much. I have about 1 year of hands-on experience so when I graduate, I will get a permanent job earning a minimum of 80k. Low stress, no drag dealers to worry about, definitely no worry about saturation, so much better!!
ibrahim roble (3 года назад)
How good is Electrical Engineering, I am going to do it in September and most of my friends are doing Computer science and tell me is more useful and applicable subject?  
Nena Okpala (3 года назад)
J K (4 года назад)
Learn to speak fluently first. Then advise
Tron 77 (4 года назад)
wow talk about a negative nancy lol
Tom k (4 года назад)
Gaaah i hate big pharma i hope it falls..
lovefunkrockmusic (4 года назад)
EngineeredTruth : I would like to know our thoughts on clinical pharmacy. Apparently, the hospital has good hours.
ENGINEERED TRUTH (4 года назад)
+lovefunkrockmusic My sister works at a hospital. When she worked full-time the hours were fine. She's per diem now, meaning she's on-call. She usually works Friday nights, saturday nights, and sundays. Butt she prefers only working about 24 hours a week, she doesn't want to do a full 40 
Marlene (4 года назад)
I'm starting pre pharmacy school in the fall & I personally think I'll be A okay with finding a job and the work hours will be fine I'm a Nurse & I completely hate this field I always wanted to wear fancy business clothes & a white coat but I will never do retail I'll do clinical pharmacy first 5-10 years then do retail chain & a lot of careers are stressful Hun before pharmacy became the big picture I wanted to go with Fashion editing or Directing I love fashion but the fashion industry is worst!!!!!! That's why I decided to use Fashion as a hobby or my personal shopping drug while dealing with pills as a career and supporting my Kids giving them everything they want helping people as well get better
2legit2sh!t (2 года назад)
+Crayon Jambe Both.......any job that pays 100k+ starting out is not going to be easy. Pharmacists rarely make drugs.....you may compound some medications here or there, but outside of that, you don't sit in a factory and make meds. It is a doctorate program and you are expected to basically know everything about hundreds of drugs........dosing, what they do, how they interact with each other, how to educate people on them, etc. The schooling is very rigorous, and the job itself is pretty stressful and demanding. You are the final approval before a med goes to a patient, and retail combines the need to be speedy, accurate, and have good management and people skills. People that go in for the white coat and the pay alone usually don't make it.
Crayon Jambe (2 года назад)
+2legit2sh!t excuse me, but is it the studying for pharmacy that's hard, or he actual job of being a pharmacist? because I thought they basically just make drugs
2legit2sh!t (3 года назад)
+Glamorous Marlene Uhhhh....I don't think you are cut out for/would survive pharmacy. It takes a lot more than the desire to "wear fancy business clothes and a white coat" to be able to survive the job.
Marlene (4 года назад)
I guess I'm going to aim for Nurse practitioner then thanks for letting me know :)
ENGINEERED TRUTH (4 года назад)
+Marlenejasmine Supply/demand applies to jobs a well. As the supply for pharmacist skyrockets, companies can pay pharmacist less and less. 
Mehari Araya (4 года назад)
Dude, there is something you need to understand. No career is as easy as you think it is. Stop telling young folks around that this tressful , that is stressful. If it is something your sister can do , that means anyone else can do it. Think twice before you go around and misinforming the public! Instead you should tell people to be man enough to go face the stress that may arise from anything.
Laramie Monroe (5 месяцев назад)
how do you know his sister is not the most intelligent person you sexist c*nt?
Filmon Tewolde (6 месяцев назад)
TheDeluche dont forget automation. i can see more unemployed pharmacists in the future.
TheDeluche (3 года назад)
I don't know where you are from but I'm assuming it's not from the US. This vid is true from a US perspective. This vid really reveals some truths about the health profession that not a lot of people publicly announce. Stress is a major factor and it's the reason why so many health professions in the US have such a high suicide rate. I believe physicians being either the most or second most highest. Pharmacy isn't all that it's cracked up to be either. Besides stress, in the US an article came out in the late 2000's describing how Pharmacy is the most lucrative career choice of that time but it made many many people who never considered pharm go into that career and now the market all over the states is over-saturated with pharmacists...unless you want to work in the middle of nowhere. So is that article to blame? Some health science professionals say it played a major role in shaping society's view on pharmacy and painting it as an easiest way to earn prestige and money. Anyways, there is truth behind what he's saying and I'm not saying that pharmacy isn't a good career option. It's whatever you make of it. I'm just saying that it wasn't the booming career option that it once was 10 years ago. Just remember that this is coming from a US perspective and most likely won't apply to whatever country you're from.
Mehari Araya (3 года назад)
This dude will never keep a job 
j12torts (4 года назад)
that's true my friend is a pharmacy technician now and she is just bombed out stressed out. Not a single mistake allowed BUT someone has got to do it! otherwise how we gonna get out tablets?  Every job is challenging some more than others. And work is work, its exciting the first few months or years but doing it everyday will eventually drain you out and bore you.  Thing is you should find something you are really interested in and good at, to make that 8 hour a day much more bearable and tolerable.
monica nassralla (4 года назад)
I just graduated pharmacy school and becoming a technician first is unnecessary.
monica nassralla (4 года назад)
yup im about a week away from my two licensing exams. after that i have 6 months of internshio and ill be officially licensed.
mornaftniteeve (4 года назад)
+Monica Nassralla Were you able to come back to Canada and practice here? 
Batman (4 года назад)
He didn't say it was necessary, he said it would be beneficial so you can get a feel for what it's like being in the field working full-time, and so see if it's right for you.
Asad Rizwan (4 года назад)
You're not wrong, Monica.  Very few pharmacy schools (if any) require technician experience in their applications, but it does help you gain experience (and $$$) on the route to becoming a pharmacist.
monica nassralla (4 года назад)
I'm from Canada and here you need to do a minimum of two years undergrad and then do the PCAT test to get in. I instead got my degree overseas at the Uni of Sunderland, where it was a lot easier to get in to. You need about a 70 average in grade 12 and I went straight after highschool; it's a 4 year program. It is also one of the best pharmacy programs in the UK. 
Remy Paul (4 года назад)
can you do petroleum engineering 
Yuriy Mazin (4 года назад)
He has a video on it
Kishan (4 года назад)
network!  If you know people you're going to get a job somewhere.. period.
Charlene Davis (4 года назад)
As a recently retired pharmacist, I can only say, run away as fast as you can from this profession.  If you fail to heed my advice then you have only yourself to blame.  
Charlene Davis (1 год назад)
Pharmacy changed a great deal into an unwieldy bureaucracy. It is no longer about health care. I assume this bothers most reasonable people, or should. In this day and age, I might be very wrong. Do what makes you happy because you will be doing it for long after you have tired of it.
bighands69 (4 года назад)
It is no different from other fields out there. 
Cameron (4 года назад)
Why didn't you change your profession early on and other than the usual stress of being a pharmacist why was it so bad? I'm interested in studying this field and would really like to know.
nickelwindow53 (4 года назад)
He is so sexy! 😍😘
Optimistic WonTon (1 год назад)
I *
nickelwindow53 (4 года назад)
+EngineeredTruth Yes I love Asian men! I want one bab :( 
ENGINEERED TRUTH (4 года назад)
i agree with this
Patriotguy12 (4 года назад)
A stressful job? It was ranked 2010 Top 10 careers that had no stress. LOL.
2legit2sh!t (3 года назад)
+patriotguy12 Pharmacy no stress? Uhh no it is definitely stressful...use some common sense and think about it. It is usually listed as a top 10 career choice, but everything I have seen in those articles specifically lists pharmacy as a high stress job. Especially in retail, I can assure you it is definitely stressful. You often work 10-12 hour shifts, lucky to get a 20 minute break, not allowed to sit, often filling 500+ Rx's during a typical weekday, answering 4 phone calls at once while verifying scripts, dealing with angry and sick customers, calling doctor's offices, ringing up customers, trying to play insurance agent, etc. It takes an ability to multi task and be able to compartmentalize stress a lot. I have worked many crap jobs in my younger years, and pharmacy is definitely the most stressful job I have worked.
Elizabeth Jimenez (4 года назад)
God Hand (4 года назад)
15 dollars an hour is kind of rough. But its better than minimum wage. This kid told me he was being paid 20 dollars an hour as an assistant social worker straight out of high school. Im like...what is this...the twilight zone? 
OffTha Hook (4 года назад)
From working in a Pharmacy as a Clerk your on point! Pharmacy life is VERY stressfull, especially Pharmacy Clerks (the person who works the front line) because were responsible to triple check to make sure the Pharmacist and the Technician doesn't make a mistake even though were not preparing the medication but since our hands is the last to touch the medication before the patient gets it if someone takes the wrong meds and make the patient very sick or die your just as responsible as the Pharmacist and the Technician who filled it!
Apolo Kaggwa (4 года назад)
I agree with his observation that, one should work as a Pharmacy Technician to learn the profession from the ground, as I did while attending college. My PharmD/MBA degree would have been harder, had I not worked in the field prior to earning it. By doing so, you get a head start over your classmates who are less acquainted with the profession before they graduate and join the world outside college. 
Apolo Kaggwa (3 года назад)
The pharmacists I know who did not work as  Pharmacy Technicians before joining Pharmacy, were surprised by what they found out later. I know a fellow I worked with in a contract position while I was a student working as a Pharmacy Technician. He did not understand that our employer bid on his contract for a set amount of money, but that that contract would expire and the process would be repeated. When that happened the following year, he was shocked when his employer reduced his pay by $5.00 per hour because the company's bid for the new contract was much lower than the first bid, in order to win the contract. I was also involved on the same contract, but having worked on several of them before, I was not surprised at all by what happened. Actually, even though the company cut the pharmacists pay,  the pharmacy technicians pay remained intact, so none of us on the second contract were affected. He quit his job the following week his pay was cut. I know of three similar incidents, all involving pharmacists who were unaware of what was going on, yet having worked in the field as a student, I was well informed about all those incidents beforehand.
2legit2sh!t (3 года назад)
+bighands69 I agree there are many ways to do it, and there is nothing wrong with just jumping into pharm. The biggest reason why I recommend someone working at least part time as a tech beforehand (ie while in undergrad), is that people really need to be sure pharmacy is what they really want to do. You have no idea what it is like actually working in a pharmacy until you do it......it is much harder and more stressful than it looks when you are casually picking up your meds at your local wags. We had quite a few kids quit partway through school because they had no idea what they were getting into. If you can't handle the stress/hate being a tech, then it would benefit you not to waste your time and tens of thousands in pharmacy school tuition to find out.
bighands69 (4 года назад)
There are many different ways to skin a cat.  A person could work for several years and save the money to attend college. But when they are working they could be preparing them self with study.  Pharmacy technician jobs would not be easily found. But good to some one who can get one as they deserve. 
lovefunkrockmusic (4 года назад)
i would say the future of pharmacy is clinical pharmacy. which is at a hospital. the retail pharmacy is where you have the odd hours. and now with obama care. the salary will be even more for pharmacists, more options for caring for the patient mre patient relationship for the pharmacists.   but instead of just checking for scripts big chain retails will add in MTM into their retail stores. so retail pharmacists will work maybe even more longer hours. there will be some changes in hospital pharmacy not as drastic as retail. 
lovefunkrockmusic (4 года назад)
+bighands69 Are you saying most diffcult job to get into or residency
bighands69 (4 года назад)
Hospital based Pharmacy is the most difficult to get into because there is not as many positions out there. 
Surphyse (4 года назад)
You'll only get bad hours if you apply at some 24-hour institution... Even Rite Aid and CVS don't work 24-hours so you have to be like the bad luck Brian of pharmacists if you work at a 24-hour institution...
Jess Lee (5 лет назад)
of course being a pharmacist is stressful. any job in the healthcare field comes with the risk of harming a patient. but i think it's extreme when you say "if you make one mistake, that patient can die." it happens in those rare cases you hear about in the news, and it is really unfortunate and tragic. but minor mistakes like dispensing 40mg instead of 20mg most likely won't kill anyone. lets just hope the pharmacist has a good technician to fill the right med in the first place. second, if you apply for a hospital job, you are signing yourself up for bad hours. especially if it's a big one like kaiser. even chain stores like cvs have terrible graveyard shifts. BUT there are so many other places that have normal "9-5" hours. independent pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, long term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes..the list goes on. if you want to work for a hospital, then work at a smaller hospital that does NOT have a 24 hour pharmacy. boom simple as that. lastly, about the job market saturation, hopefully you know someone who can hook you up with a job lol. that's what i'm hoping for. oh, yea, i'm pursuing pharmacy if you couldn't tell by now ha! =P thanks for ur video! =)
Vexity (10 месяцев назад)
Jess Lee are you still in pharmacy and how's it going?
Rishabh patidar (1 год назад)
Jess Lee tell me now how u are doing in pharmacy
ergegregreg gregregreg (5 лет назад)
its sad he phrases it like if you give the wrong prescription the pharmacist loses his/her licence and all ed is wasted.. come on man if you're scared of this you shouldnt be in healthcare and you should never get any job with heavy responsibilities because you dont value the people you serve enough. its life at stake here not just your job or income
Emmibear96 (5 лет назад)
I am so interested in pharmacy... Also biomedical or chemical engineering.. I'm a junior in HS and already took AP calc, AP chem, and AP bio! I have awhile to decide..
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
bad hours implies bad hours of the day. Meaning most pharmacist start with either swing shift (4 PM to Midnight) or Graveyard (midnight to 8 AM). Which if you ever worked those hours, they suck, regardless of what you are doing. What you're talking about his working conditions. Pharmacists have good working conditions.
Ti Ng (5 лет назад)
I'm sorry but.. they (I won't say who, but it was a member of my family) thought the same thing about (most but not all) of you guys. Well that is because some states have more vaccination licenses, meaning more work for the "pharmers". She's fine and dandy in a hospital job now after 30 years though :). Thank god she quit drinking.
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
Chemical engineering is a strong degree. Compete in any engineering competition. Employers love winners
Alex S., MHA, CPhT (5 лет назад)
In this terrible economy I suggest you steer away from a degree in chemical engineering unless if you know people in high places. It may be wiser to put your pharm tech degree to good use. Go work for a retail chain like Walgreens or CVS as a tech. They have binding contracts disguised as scholarship programs guaranteeing employment as a full-time pharmacist after graduating with a pharmD from an accredited pharmacy college. For more details go talk to a tech or pharmacist at these chains.
Alex S., MHA, CPhT (5 лет назад)
Also, you don't get lunch breaks and bathroom breaks respectively, but you "make" time for it.
Alex S., MHA, CPhT (5 лет назад)
I've been a RPhT for 6 months, then CPhT for 6 months now at Walgreens. It's a tough job, but pharmacists do less work. You have to understand that the main purpose of techs is to assist the pharmacist in daily tasks. You will have as much as 3 techs at times in your store. Techs do all the grunt work. The only thing the pharmacists has to do is answer consultations, write down voicemail prescriptions, compound drugs(once in a blue moon), & examine each drug before it gets sold to the patient.
jtbeast85 (5 лет назад)
great video, subbed
jtbeast85 (5 лет назад)
hodgetwins reference? LOL
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
Try working as a pharm tech and see if you like it.
Mark Ortiz (5 лет назад)
Is pharmacy a repetitive job? I just wanna know because im going to college and my mom is insisting that i take up my pharmacy, i want to know if its a boring job even if the pay is good
S R (5 лет назад)
I have a pharm tech degree but Im back in school to move toward chemical engineering degree. What extracurricular activities should I look for to spice up a resume?
Young719 (5 лет назад)
Ok, you're right. Pharmacists have to work night shifts and on weekends until they are 40. It is also stressful. No offense man, seriously, but I want to say this: NO SHIT. NO FUCKING SHIT. Look at doctors. Civil engineers. Jobs like that. You make the wrong incision, your person bleeds to fucking death. You make a wobbly bridge, you kill all the people on it. Ok, EVERYTHING is Tough. NOTHING is easy. NOTHING. Unless you fucking love the job and you can't get it out of your head, NOTHING is easy
Ethan Hockensmith (5 лет назад)
Get the fuck off me man!
Mohaned Shafie (5 лет назад)
Salsa Dude (5 лет назад)
hey man... can you do a video about Occupational Therapy.. I like to hear your opinion.
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
This is just advice, do whatever the fuck you want to do.
Windfurious s (5 лет назад)
The end was funny :) I laughed ha
vietnamemperor123461 (5 лет назад)
does anybody whose in this field accumulated debt and if they do how much they have just medical school?
kebireo (5 лет назад)
Well my mum works in oncology, so she deals with cancer patients. She has to check their prescriptions and dispense their meds, as well as counsel them on their meds at the hospital and after they're discharged. She also helps to manage clinical trials of potential medications. There's probably a bunch of other stuff that she does but there isn't enough room here to list it all. I'm doing a pharmacy course now, though, and I'm loving it. I'm sure you will too. :)
Katlynn (5 лет назад)
My dreams have been crushed...
The Coffee Nut (5 лет назад)
I'm interested in pharmacy ( im 20 right now), can you ask your mom what she does on a daily basis besides filling prescriptions.
Cosmic Blue (5 лет назад)
Nursing is not good for new graduates, especially in large metro areas. New grads are having a tough time finding employment.
Ti Ng (5 лет назад)
indyrups du ma may
kebireo (5 лет назад)
Well I've worked in a hospital pharmacy and my mum's a pharmacist and you don't HAVE to work long hours. It can easily be a 9 to 5 job - it just depends on whether or not you want to work for those long hours. If anything, the more experienced you become as a pharmacist, the longer you'll have to work each day. My mum's been in the job for 12 years now and she ends up working at least 10 hours a day while the younger pharmacists don't work longer than 8.
"Citation Needed" (5 лет назад)
late 40s and about to retire? lol wtf.
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
you're a pharmacist now? I'd like to know what you think of the profession
djsaralopez2012 (5 лет назад)
Good to know. I at 34 was thinking about going to school to be a Pharmacist. Mostly for the money. And secondly to help develop new drug treatments. But, now I may think twice.
GinoTocino (5 лет назад)
I'm a pharmacy technician at a community pharmacy and I was about to go to pharmacy school, but stopped because I hate my job. I would never enjoy learning more about prescription drugs on my spare time. I say do what you love.. even if it is for less pay.
bob jones (5 лет назад)
what about physical therapy?
Kassi Belshaw (5 лет назад)
I have been a hospital pharmacy technician for 10 years now if considering pharmacy I highly advise being a technician first. Pharmacist get paid 40 plus an hour but school is 7 years in most states and now schools are requiring a residency of one to two years if you want to work in a hospital and tuition for in state alone is about 30k a year and most of the pharmacist I work with are over stressed, crappy unset hours and oh yeah a few are divorced so high salary isn't everything.
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
lol thanks. :) hope you liked it. Feel free to send me quetions
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
If I'm terribly misinformed, why are there so many replies that agree with me?
indyrups (5 лет назад)
This video is terribly misinformed
Last stand of the Seraphim (5 лет назад)
Good to hear, I was considering pharmacy though the over saturation is something I heard about also as well as more pharmacy school cranking out more pharmacists every year. Also is the work day in and day out something for the individual. Good points to consider, more videos.
GlennHa (5 лет назад)
My son is a PharmD, a store manager. He got in at the perfect time, before the downturn hit 3 yrs ago. He works 80hrs/wk because he likes it and is a workhorse in general. There is a glut for the new grads, a full-time position is now three days a week. He has been assigned a few new-grad PharmD's that are downright dangerous and incompetent. One misfilled several prescriptions and didn't thing anything was wrong about it. Pharm techs make $15/hr. +1 on the saturation.
John Dasnotcool (5 лет назад)
with the business and pharmacy fields overcrowded, what careers do u recommend
Robin Gacud (5 лет назад)
Nursing is the best major right now
superdduper93 (5 лет назад)
my ex is on her path to becoming a pharmacist. not only is getting into pharmacy school/being in there rough, the job itself is even rougher. like matthew pointed out, odd hours, zero tolerance for mistakes, little to no vacations, would you like that? huge salary yes, but are you in there just for that? or because you like helping people? it's true we do need licensed professions like pharmacists, but remember the old saying "too many chefs in the kitchen don't make great meals"
Tram Vo (5 лет назад)
I plan to go to pharmacy, however i have been thinking about it. Im so in love with the salary of this job, but i dont see my future since many people go for it nowadays. Moreover, i dont want to expect too much. Its good to see your video because i actually get to know about real opinion about this.
Trueconservative16 (5 лет назад)
thanks my man I will mostly likely get a degree in computer programming and work from there. are you chinese by the way? and you have to watch this video, it's Peter Schiff, It's called is a college degree worth the cost, you decide
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
GMAT to get into an MBA school? I recommend against MBA because in the next 5 years, everyone will have an MBA. It will be over saturated and useless. I recommend making sure you want a CS or CE, they lead to very different careers. You should start taking classes toward it ASAP while you're doing some career searching. Luckily their pre-reqs are the same.
ENGINEERED TRUTH (5 лет назад)
I no clue about that one.
Trueconservative16 (5 лет назад)
Hey Matt I love your videos. I have question for you? I wasted 4 year getting a degree in International study at OSU. but now I'm considering taking GMAT, i don't do well I will go back to community college as a computer engineer major? would you recommend it? That's m mom did, she came from china and she has a good job right now. I meant I think a computer engineer major much cheaper than going back to OSU again.
Pokemon Master (6 лет назад)
Love your videos, dude. Keep up the good work. Youngsters, including myself and you, have been lied to all their lives about education. Even my parents told me "just major in anything." Your videos can be life changing.

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