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Why I Am Intrested in Pharmacy
- Pharmacists are health professionals who, in addition to dispensing prescription medication to patients, also provide information about the drugs their doctors have ordered for them.
- Pharmacists work in pharmacies, including those in grocery and drug stores. They also work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
- In 2015, full-time pharmacists made between $90,000 and $140,000 a year, with the average annual salary coming in between $112,000 and
$119,000, depending on the data source.
- Pre-pharmacy students must complete at least two years of college to be eligible for pharmacy school, though most complete 3-4 years of a bachelor's degree program.
- Pharmacists can be found in a variety of settings, ranging from drug stores and private pharmacies to hospitals and long-term care facilities.
-Pharmacists play a key role in helping patients feel better and get well as quickly as possible. Patients do best when pharmacists are part of their healthcare teams because pharmacists are the medication specialists. Pharmacists improve medication adherence. They are culturally competent healthcare providers who communicate effectively to evaluate many factors that affect a patient’s ability to take a medication. These include diet, lifestyle, transportation, language barriers and much more.