Why I Want to be a Pharmacist

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When I was a child, choosing a career was a fun experience, and while different people presented their career, I became filled with curiosity. From driving one of those huge yellow construction trucks to performing in an international circus, every career I have seen can have endless possibilities.. Today, I am a senior and this year is when I should make my final decision of what career I want to venture into. After researching several careers, debating with my parents, and deciding, I decided to take a career in pharmacy. A career in pharmacy is not an easy feat to accomplish; the education is gruesome, the career itself is demanding, and most of all; the importance of this career can affect the lives of other people but, I believe that I have the capabilities and passion to become a pharmacist. Becoming a pharmacist and managing as one is a tough job to have. About everyday in the workplace, “pharmacists fill prescriptions, verifying instructions from the patient’s physician on the proper amounts of medication to give to the patient, and check whether the prescription will interact positively or negatively with other drugs that a patient is taking or any medical conditions the patient has” ("Duties-Occupational outlook handbook"). “Pharmacist also instruct first-time patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine and, they inform patients about potential side effects they may experience from taking the medicine” ("Duties-Occupational outlook handbook"). Pharmacists must possess expertise in several skills. A pharmacist’s required skills includes being analytical; because, a pharmacist must provide safe medications efficiently, must have effective communication skills, know how to use a computer, being detailed orie... ... middle of paper ... ...unt of school they must learn, the career of a pharmacist is not an easy one. However, it is not an impossible thing to do, rather it is a career that I have taken an interest and willing to venture into it. Any career can be accomplished as long the person has passion and I have that burning passion to become a pharmacist. Works Cited "Commissioned Corps of The U.S. Public Health Service." Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. U.S. Public Health Service, 3 Feb. 2014. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. "Pharmacists-Duties." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. "Pharmacists-How to Become One." Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. "Pharmacists-Pay." Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 Mar. 2014.
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