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Majors/careers to consider transferring to after completion of standard pre-pharmacy coursework?

kaminkakaminka Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
After this year, I will be done with my pre-pharmacy coursework but I'm still iffy on continuing with that path. I enjoy chem and would be interested in possibly majoring in it or something else that goes along with the courses that I have already taken that I'd rather not have go to waste (namely gen chem, ochem, cell bio, micro bio, anatomy). What are some majors or careers that I should consider instead of pharmacy?

Replies to: Majors/careers to consider transferring to after completion of standard pre-pharmacy coursework?

  • NorthernMom61NorthernMom61 Registered User Posts: 3,953 Senior Member
    Do you want to stay on a healthcare path? Those are common requirements for many health fields.
  • kaminkakaminka Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Well, I'm really not sure. I'm thinking I shouldn't because most others require physics as a prereq which is less than desirable for me (luckily my pharmacy program does not require it). I'm open to anything really
  • NorthernMom61NorthernMom61 Registered User Posts: 3,953 Senior Member
    Chemistry, nursing, psychology, science education? Does you school have a career center where you could take some interest inventories and work with a career counselor to explore your interests and options?
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 10,869 Senior Member
    My D's friend is in PA school, she had similar prerequisite courses, but had three years before the master's part of the program (some PA programs require a bachelor's degree).
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 10,869 Senior Member
    Have you worked in a pharmacy? Or shadowed?
  • kaminkakaminka Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I have "shadowed" in a local compounding pharmacy but it wasn't the greatest experience because the pharmacist was vocal about how he was dissatisfied with his own career choice as well as the grim future for pharmacist salaries and saturation of the job market.
  • gouf78gouf78 Registered User Posts: 7,408 Senior Member
    Do you have a chance to shadow a pharmacist in a hospital setting? Worlds of difference between retail and hospital.
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