Finding inspiration for a future career is as easy as visiting your local pharmacy. That's exactly what happened to me. I went with my mom to our community pharmacy and I was impressed by how friendly and energetic the pharmacist was. I have since love to become a pharmacist. I want to help people and I'm good in science and math; I believe these skills will enable me to reach that goal of becoming a pharmacist in the future.
To become a pharmacist, I need to have four years Bachelor in Pharmacy degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy professional degree which is an additional four years. I also have to pass a pharmacy licensure examination. I can find employment in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and a variety of healthcare settings.
A pharmacist job is dispensing medication to patients and providing advice on the safe use of prescriptions. They also provide immunizations, health screenings and other medical services.
There is a great demand for pharmacists in the future because of our aging population and increase in the number of people who have access to insurance. This is according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. I find this fact helpful as my opportunity of being employed increases.
In order to expand my knowledge about a career in pharmacy, I asked my aunt who is in the medical field for information and I visited websites such as CareerOneStop.org, BLS.gov and Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
I know being a pharmacist requires time, patience, and hard work and I hope to realize my dream of becoming one someday. It's all going to be worth it at the end, knowing you have helped people and the community or even being an inspiration to others.
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