<p>What does a pharmacist do. I'm already in college already I'm in an undecided major. What would I need to study in order to become a pharmacist.</p>

<p>bump Bumpity</p>

<p>somesort of science. You can major in chemistry, biology, pharmacology, etc... and then enter a pharmacy school</p>

<p>88888888 is right. There are other universities out there that give accelerated programs in Pharmacy, where you can spend only 2 or 3 years fulfilling requirements and automatically go to grad school to get that Pharm. D. But seeing that you've already started college, this probably would not apply to you but I thought you should know...</p>

<p>Anyway, any major that utilizes the sciences would definitely help you get ready for the PCAT and grad work since, obviously, there would be a lot of science classes involved. That means that there is a huge range available for you to choose from, such as something as common as Biology and Chemistry, or something as rare as Neuroscience and Zoology (I don't know if your school has those; they're rare to me b/c I don't see them a lot) But there are people out there who say that you don't have to major in a science to become a doctor or a pharmacist, but I don't advise that. In fact, I don't even understand how that works out. Does anyone out there knows? How can u specialize in literature and expect to do well on the MCATs with a bare knowledge of the sciences?</p>

<p>Well, good luck!</p>

<p>thank you guys</p>

<p>would pharmacology be good. School doesnt offer Pre-pharm, but offers pharmacology/toxicology.</p>

<p>Yes. Pharmacology would still be good. Which university btw?</p>

<p>Michigan state</p>

<p>A favorite site of mine is <a href=""&gt;;/a> You will be able to find the requirements of the various pharmacy schools. It does not matter what you major in as long as you fulfill the requirements. It may be easier to be a science major but schools seem to want well-rounded students. Not all pharmacy schools require an admission test.</p>

<p>is it advised to go right into pharmacy after graduating high school? i read somewhere that if u go into those schools that offer 0-6 PharmD program you are guaranteed a seat in the professional phase. so u dont have to worry about PCAT's and a high GPA. am i correct? please inform me</p>

<p>Ferris also has a program that if you are in their honors program and do all this other stuff you will be guaranteed a spot in their pharmacy school</p>

<p>where can I learn more about pharmacy cause I was thinking about getting into but I'm scared to do it and end up not liking it</p>

<p>Stop by pharmacies, call hospital pharmacies. Ck websites. Hospital pharmacy can be from boring order entry (with huge responsibility-imagine if you make a decimal point error on a chemo drug ) to working in a clinical setting with a team. Retail can be from boring order entry to working with the public and medical team. I doubt you would be admitted to a pharmacy program if you haven't shown you have explored workplaces. I will try to get back to you w/more via pm-I have been very busy-it seems to be vacation season.</p>

<p>Penn State University: College of Engineering
Dept. of Chemical Engineering</p>

<p>Chemical Engineering: Bioprocess & Biomolecular Engineering Option (BBE)</p>

<p>Recent advances in the life sciences - the sequencing of the human genome, the development of transgenic animals and plants, the use of recombinant DNA technology, and the unraveling of the molecular basis of disease - have opened up exciting new opportunities for Chemical Engineers. By combining these advances in molecular biology with the unique capabilities of chemical engineering, Chemical Engineers are making novel contributions to the production of new medicines, the development of artificial organs, the detection of biological and chemical toxins, and to our quantitative understanding of complex biological processes and systems. </p>

<p>In order to effectively contribute to this diverse field, students in the Bioprocessing and Biomolecular Engineering Option need to develop a strong foundation in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, biomolecular engineering, and the biophysical processes required to purify biological molecules. This is accomplished through a combination of core science and engineering courses, along with a set of electives that give students an opportunity to pursue specialized areas of particular interest. The impact of biological advances on human health, agriculture, industry, and the environment will increasingly depend upon the skills of chemical engineers who have a strong understanding of the life sciences. Employment opportunities for students in the Bioprocessing and Biomolecular Engineering Option are thus expected to be very good. There are currently over 1200 smaller biotechnology companies in the U.S., in addition to a number of very large pharmaceutical companies. And many traditional chemical companies are now developing significant "life sciences" programs. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) estimates that 15-20% of all chemical engineering graduates are currently employed in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical related industries.</p>

<p>another grt way to enter phramacy field by NOT becoming a pharmacist.</p>

YES! If you can get into a 0+6 program, DO IT! It is very competitive to get into 2+4 programs and I know a very qualified student who has been working in pharmacy, has greats recs along with a 3.5 gpa and can't get in. I also know some others who opted for the 2+4 program to save some money and wish they went with the 0+6. If you have to apply even twice to get in, the benefit of any lower tuition at the 2+4 is negated, plus you would have to consider the loss of a year's salary.</p>

<p>another grt way to enter phramacy field by NOT becoming a pharmacist.</p>

<p>shown in post 14</p>

<p>man all of you guys are those ppl very crazy about entering this pharmacy field coz of the $$$$$</p>

<p>man its just carzy....well u gotta thank the baby boomers....</p>

<p>Government economists expect job growth for pharmacists to be faster than the average for all careers through 2014. Even now, there are not enough pharmacists to fill job openings, and the country is experiencing a shortage.
Job growth is expected in part because the aging U.S. population will need more medications. Advances in science, such as genetic research, should also create more drugs and therefore more opportunities for pharmacists. Finally, pharmacists are needed to compare the costs and benefits of certain medications for HMOs.</p>

<p>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of pharmacists in 2005 was $88,650.</p>

<p>i guess by the 2020s and 30s the demand could go down...</p>

<p>hmmmm... maybe... who knows....</p>

<p>depends on the population...</p>

<p>are all pharmacy students south asian??</p>