Pharmacists are very important to us, without them we would not know the right type and amount of

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Pharmacists are very important to us, without them we would not know the right type and amount of medicine we need. They do a variety of things to help us, like filling our prescriptions and tell important information about the medicine before we take it. It isn't easy to become a pharmacist but it is a rewarding job. There are many classes and different types of education necessary and helpful to become a pharmacist starting all the way in high school. Some helpful high school courses include a strong background in math and science with classes such as biology, anatomy and physics, calculus, chemistry, and statistics and probability (Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, Pharmacists, WISCareers). In addition, nearly…show more content…
To get into the PharmD program, which is one of the steps needed to enter this field, you are required to take biology, chemistry, statistics and probability, and calculus in high school to be considered for entrance into the program (Pharmacist, Wikipedia.com) ¬. Once you enter the Pharm.D program you will take classes like Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Pharmacotherapy, and Pharmacology. In addition there will be lots of labs and field work at hospitals and pharmacies in the program. Colleges you could attend to become prepared to enter the field of pharmacy is Ohio State University, Concordia University, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Also you could attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison University on Minnesota-Twin Cities, which are two of the best pharmacy schools in the United States. Where pharmacists work differentiates depending on what type of pharmacist they are. But in generally most pharmacists work at drug stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and grocery stores. Most pharmacist work full-time but 21% worked part-time in 2010 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pharmacists, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Some pharmacists work evenings, nights, and/or weekends, and most work 6-8 hours a day for five days a week depending on if they have to stay late or not (Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, Pharmacists, WISCareers). Pharmacists work with customer if they are at a drug store

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