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Career Research


Tiffany Olson

on 1 October 2012

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Pharmacist. Tiffany Olson. Job Duties Working Conditions Education and Training Requirements Personal Characteristics/Skills Needed Advantages Pharmacies and drug stores 43%
Hospitals; state, local, and private 23%
Grocery stores 8%
Department stores 6%
Other general merchandise stores 5% Dispensing and Monitoring Medication
Counseling Patients
Reasearch and other Specializations
Offer advise on safe use of the medication. Must have a doctor of Pharmacy Degree which is a 4-year professional degree. You must be licensed and you are required to pass two exams. You will need social skills, very well organized, need to know latin and greek, have to have good oral and written communication skills, they need to have a good memory, and to be able to watch for people misusing the drug. Advantages: you are able to help people, you get great pay, you get benefits, and you get medical, vision, and dental insurance, its challenging, so you get to deal with new things everyday. Disadvantages Disadvantages: you have to work weird hours sometimes, there not always the same. You have to make sure that your pharmacist technicians are doin their job and doing their job correct. You have to be very careful when making the medicine so you dont overdose someone or give them something that they are allergic to. You have to be able to answer any of their questions about the medicine. Job Outlook There are predicting that the employment of pharmacists is to increase 25 percent from now until 2020. That is faster than the average for all other occupations. What made you want to be a pharmacist? What are the advantages of being a pharmacist? What are the disadvantages of being a pharmacist? Where do you see yourself in 10 years in this profession? What are some changes that you have seen over the years? Would you recommend this career to someone else, why? What happens if you mix the medicine wrong? "I did a job shadow and my biggest interest in school was math and science. Pharmacy is basically all math and sciences." "The reimbursement and the benefits are great. You get to pick and choose what areas of pharmacy you practice in. You get to pick your hours. Also, you have an opportunity to improve someone else's healthcare. "You have to deal with upset public, you sometimes get between patient and doctor relationships. You are also exposed to sickness and germs a lot when the patients come in." "I see myself in the same position I am in now. I am already the head pharmacist. Although, I might move to a different store." "Well, we are transitioning from filling medications to increase physical interactions. We are getting physical interactios because we now give vacinations, health testings, and we give more individual medication reviews. We also have alot more technology, like for example the E-Scribe." "Yes, because you get to deal with different people, get better communication skills, you get great reimbursement and wonderful benefits." "You have to file a medicare air report, talk to the patient, explain everything to them and make it right with the patient. Also, contact the doctor that prescribed it if necessary." Interviewer: Jake Glenn Tiffany Olson's Prezi.
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