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Amara Janushan

Photographers make pretty good money and trust me; it is fun. alot of fun.

Answered 2 years ago

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Anonymous

Hi there,

In terms of "enjoyable", that's really up to you. You'll only find things enjoyable if you are 1) good at it (or eventually will be good at it with the proper training and education), 2) feel comfortable or it's a challenge (depending what type you are, also if you are type A or B personality, different things can satisfy those needs), and 3) makes you happy at the end of the day. In making money, you can do whatever you like, and if you are thinking of in the long run, you'll want to find a career in something that has a high demand so that you never worry about job security. "Never" - doesn't exist, every career is never guaranteed. I hope I can convince you that healthcare would "always" be a growing and demanding field. The thing is, you have to fully dedicate your time, your money, and your physical and mental capabilities. To become a successful pharmacist for example, is a 3-4 year commitment ... it is highly competitive and expensive ... but it's an investment! ... pharmacy might be meeting that ceiling now that everyone's getting in the same boat ... but ... they'll likely be in demand for a while. It's enjoyable when you are doing the ultimate task as a human being --> making people happy, by helping them have a better quality of life, for some, this makes them happy :) so it's both enjoyable and they make a lot of money. DEPENDING on which area of pharmacy. Retail/Community that you see the most, they make 100,000 + a year. BUT they are stressed out more because of insurance issues and those people who have no respect (all they want is right now) and legislative issues. There are hospital pharmacists which breaks down to clinical pharmacists, clinical IT pharmacists, internal medicine, specialists (oncology, nephrology, cardiology, etc), pharmacy directors, staff pharmacists, outpatient pharmacists, ED pharmacists, decentralized pharmacists, satellite pharmacists, and more. Then there's ambulatory care pharmacists - example - free clinics, anticoagulation pharmacists, in-house pharmacists in doctor's offices, primary care pharmacists - like in Kaiser. Then there's Infusion pharmacy, nuclear pharmacists, transitions of care/discharge pharmacists, public health pharmacists with the FDA, CDC, research pharmacists with NIH, Johns Hopkins, and traveling pharmacists that either serve, public health, or independent. There are independent pharmacies, there's industry with office jobs, or working for a biotech company. You can be a full time professor at a pharmacy school, or be an adjunct professor while working elsewhere, or you can just be a preceptor and have students and residents while at your site. Endless ... whatever you may have an interest in, just know that ... you shouldn't do it for JUST the money. Not every day you will enjoy your job (you could have a bad day sometimes), but OVERALL, what's more enjoyable than giving that chance for someone else to be happy (even if they don't realize it). You made a difference, you have a long life learning career with a commendable purpose. You can be an advocate as well for this profession and speak up to represent us and together we are a growing field with growing responsibilities! :) we work hard to get recognized for our achievements and at the same time we are the future :) .. just go ask a pharmacist to shadow or volunteer and ask a good career counselor to set into motion all the possible plans you can do :)

Answered 2 years ago

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