Career Report - Pharmacist and Physician

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Career Report - Pharmacist and Physician Over the past few weeks I have been researching my interests, values, and goals. Throughout this research a lot of things that were already evident to me, were proven for a fact. My interests included researching different aspects of science and data analysis. Analysis has always been a big part of my life because I analyze everything. My values have been proven to be centered toward helping people and being around people. These interests and values are almost equivalent with what my goals in life have been over the past years. For the past few years I have wanted to become some type of pharmacist or physician. In this paper, I have researched what being a pharmacist and physician involves. Pharmacists have a very tedious job because it requires a lot of attention to detail. Pharmacists dispense drugs and provide information to the patients about medication. Not only do they provide information to patients about side effects, but also they inform physicians of the ever-changing selection of drugs and dosage. Weighing, measuring, mixing drugs, finding the identity and purity, and strength of medications is also an important part of the job. Pharmacists must be sure not to dispense drugs that will have a negative reaction to the other medications that the patient may already be taking. Pharmacists work in clean, well-lighted, and well-ventilated areas. They work with dangerous materials and sterile pharmaceutical products, which require them to wear gloves and masks. Many full time, salaried pharmacists work at least about forty hours per week. Community pharmacists research and dispense information and help for diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, and high blood pressure.... ... middle of paper ... ...ed throughout this paper that a career as either a pharmacist or physician would be perfect careers for me, due to the fact that they are equivalent with my interests, values and goals in life are. There is a lot of hard work involved in these professions, but my love for helping people would carry me through the stresses involved in the schooling and work required of a physician or pharmacist. Bibliography: ?Miniscript #178-Pysician.?Michigan Occupational Information System. n.d. 7 Oct 1999. ?Pharmacist.? Career Guidance System. CD-ROM. Coin Educational Products, 1999. ?Pharmacists.? Collegeboard Online. n.d. 6 Oct 1999. ?Pharmacists.? Occupational Outlook Handbook. Ed. Theresa Cosca. 24 Feb 1999. 6 Oct 1999./ ?Physicians.? Career Guidance System. CD-ROM. Coin Educational Products, 1999. ?Physicians.? Collegeboard Online. n.d. 6 Oct 1999.
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