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I am not sure if you wanted to know the options or how it personally feels to be a pharmacist. I have been one for 25 years. I won't lie, it wasn't easy. I am happy I did it. I have had a very rewarding career. I have helped countless people. This includes saving lives and being there to comfort them. I still feel we are underutilized in the health care team. Maybe if you choose to be a pharmacist, you can change that!
It depends on what area of pharmacy you want to go into. Do you want to be a community retail pharmacist with a chain? (very high paced with minimal staff, but you make the most $.) Do you want to be a community pharmacist that performs compounding or home infusion services? Do you want to be a hospital pharmacist entering patient orders and making the medications? Do you want to be a clinical pharmacist rotating on the floors of a hospital with doctors providing patient care? Do you want a mix of both? Do you want to work with the elderly or children? Or perhaps you want to be a pharmacist in academia teaching future pharmacist. Everyone has a different experience and expertise in an area of pharmacy.