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College: Medical Technologist or Pharmacist?

raacheeelraacheeel Posts: 298Registered User Junior Member
currently in community college, planning to trasnfer at my junior year and still deciding what my major should be...right now im deciding between a Medical Techologist or a Pharmacists...i know pharmacy can take up a lot of schooling and im really intimidated by that and the fact of studying for MCATs and getting into grad school, but as for medical technology i think it's only four years but i realize they don't get paid as much as a pharmacist..i dont know if should be looking at the how much it pays or for how much schooling it takes to be either a Pharmacist or Med-Tech

and which would be better for these majors? UCSD or UCSB. i know UCSD has a more of a academic reputation, but then UCSB has similar biological courses, and yet id want to learn to be more independent, and less dependent on my parents


can anyone give me a list of pharmacy grad schools, please?
and advice on what i should during my time in community college and at the university and how to prepare for grad schools (i.e. GPA, should i take the MCATs?, extracurriculars, and study habits)
much appreciated and thanks in advance.
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Replies to: College: Medical Technologist or Pharmacist?

  • BigredmedBigredmed Posts: 3,675Registered User Senior Member
    1) Pharmacy students take the PCAT, not the MCAT (which is for medical school - students going to become physicians). Not all pharmacy schools require the PCAT. Pharmacy school is 4 years, after which you would have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). Competition to get into pharmacy school is intense, and the schooling itself is difficult - much more difficult than Med Tech (which should make sense since it's professional school).

    2) It really won't matter which school is "better" for these programs. You'll have a job when you come out.

    3)AACP: Students - Is Pharmacy for You?

    4) You really need to do some more research and talk to the pre-professional advisors at your school.
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