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What's the deal with pharmacy?

Sanosuke SagaraSanosuke Sagara Registered User Posts: 272 Junior Member
edited March 2006 in Rutgers University
I know the pharm program at rutgers is well-known and all, but how exactly does it work? I've heard of 6-year programs, but are they mandatory? I was accepted online, but don't know what to do. Is there anything else I have to enroll? Since I've got so many questions in one thread, I'll just add these: What exactly does a pharmacist do? What sort of jobs can a pharmacist get? What's the average salary?
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Replies to: What's the deal with pharmacy?

  • Sanosuke SagaraSanosuke Sagara Registered User Posts: 272 Junior Member
    Thanx. Now I need someone to answer my q's about the rutgers pharmacy program...
  • PaRiAnPaRiAn Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    Pharmacist is an amazing career and Rutgers has an amazing pharmacy college. Unless you are going for something higher in terms of salary like a doctor or a lawyer i would consider you a fool for passing up Ernest Mario. Heck considering the fact that most pharmacists can make easily 100k out of college id consider you a fool even if you are going for doctor. Pharmacy has one of the best ratios of years in college to starting salary. The only thing that i can think of which can match up is maybe nursing... but not many men want to be nurse and nursing is a generally much dirtier job.
  • Sanosuke SagaraSanosuke Sagara Registered User Posts: 272 Junior Member
    That's my problem; I'm stuck b/w doctor and pharmacist right now...I know doctors can make a lot more money, but it'll take a lot more work over a longer period of time, and I just don't want to pay for that much schooling. I'm also quite lazy, so I might seriously drop out. On the other hand, I'm not sure how much pharmacists will make in the long run. I know their in demand right now and will probably be in the future, (unlike doctors) so this is a real problem. I'm glad you answered parian, but I'm gonna need a bit more information and a lot more time to think about this...

    BtW, how do nurses make more/the same as doctors?
  • somagreensomagreen Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    Well, there is a nurse shortage similar to the pharmacist shortage so their salaries are probably high too.
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