View Full Version : why would anyone want to be a pharmacist?


hnibos
05-24-2009, 05:02 PM
besides money?

toyschoketoys
05-24-2009, 05:10 PM
My Mother is one, i think she enjoys giving the methadone to the junkies its a definet highlight for her, oh that an doing old peoples prescriptions, she always gets the ones that are around three pages long.

She did get me some good stuff last time i was injured though so i guess it has its highlights :D

hnibos
05-24-2009, 05:13 PM
if a samuel redman becomes one for the hyrdrocodone i can understand but realistically here, come on

samuel redman
05-24-2009, 05:16 PM
i was just thinking that.

28if
05-24-2009, 05:17 PM
I was just at the pharmacy a few minutes ago and thinking the exact same thing.

Toast
05-24-2009, 05:44 PM
free drugs?

28if
05-24-2009, 05:46 PM
i think it's really difficult to become a pharmacist though

Toby
05-24-2009, 06:08 PM
The role of the pharmacist has changed drastically in the last ten years or so; it's more about being a care giver then just a drug pusher.

Toby
05-24-2009, 06:08 PM
If my ex hadn't left me I was going to go to pharmacy school.

barden
05-24-2009, 06:10 PM
it seems like an over glorified job.
doctors even write out the lists for you.
then you go to the back and put them in containers and count them out and then you ring that shit up.

Toast
05-24-2009, 06:14 PM
i almost rented a room to a stripper who was going to pharmacist school.

Toby
05-24-2009, 06:16 PM
almost?

28if
05-24-2009, 06:33 PM
I think it's considerably more difficult to be a pharmacist than that, but I don't really know. I thought they were responsible largely for making sure medicines didn't conflict with each other and stuff. It still must be really boring. And you have to deal with old/sick people all day.

ravenguy2000
05-24-2009, 06:33 PM
Nothing I'd enjoy more than standing behind a counter in a CVS for 50 hours a week, dealing with cranky old people, giving them medicine they don't need, managing idiot "pharmacy technicians" who barely graduated high school

I'm Hardcore
05-24-2009, 08:03 PM
drugs help people to overcome illness.

pale_princess
05-24-2009, 08:10 PM
i think it might be an interesting job.

ATS
05-24-2009, 08:46 PM
pharmacist seems like the easiest job in the world. from what i gather it requires no brains at all and the pay is good

fluxequalsrad
05-24-2009, 09:05 PM
its probably a breeze with the Oxycontin..

topleybird
05-24-2009, 10:33 PM
Maybe some people enjoy puzzling out carelessly scribbled handwriting

Gossamer
05-25-2009, 02:47 AM
one of my best friends is going to school to be a pharmacist.

she graduated salutatorian from high school so she's obviously pretty smart, but she said the classes are RIDICULOUS and she's only in her 3rd year.

it's basically med school.

Joe
05-26-2009, 11:37 PM
free drugs?

^^^^^^^

fluxequalsrad
05-26-2009, 11:56 PM
one of my best friends is going to school to be a pharmacist.

she graduated salutatorian from high school so she's obviously pretty smart, but she said the classes are RIDICULOUS and she's only in her 3rd year.

it's basically med school.

I wonder if you could make it out of that degree without prescribing yourself at least one-two different drugs to correct whatever little ailments you have... (not ABUSING the drugs technically...)

stumpycat
05-27-2009, 12:30 AM
one of my best friends is going to school to be a pharmacist.

she graduated salutatorian from high school so she's obviously pretty smart, but she said the classes are RIDICULOUS and she's only in her 3rd year.

it's basically med school.

^ This. It's a lot of biology, physiology, chemistry, pharmokinetics (which is kind of like studying the physics equations that account for the mechanisms behind chemical reactions within biological structures) etc. I've entertained the notion of pharmacy school--because I tend to have intrinsic interest of drugs, the brain, and the body--but then decided it would be too self-limiting. If you really want access to all sorts of drugs just work in a university research lab or a similar experimental setting. Ketamine really is used as a surgical anesthetic on the animals...

beef curtains
05-27-2009, 11:58 PM
it's basically med school.

yep.

I can't help but laugh at how uninformed some people in this thread are

ATS
05-28-2009, 01:21 PM
when you compare it with tending bar or something then yeah it's basically med school but all the people i know applying to or already accepted to a pharmacy school are open about the fact that they are doing it because it is similar to becoming a doctor but with a lot less work and not too much worse pay.

admission to those schools becomes more competitive each year as more people jump on the bandwagon, but the booming growth industry of selling people pills for their character flaws and all the physical problems that arise from living to 103 will probably continue to make it an attractive career int he years to come