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PROFESSOR OF PHARMACY, IN-DEPTH: I Feel Like I'm Making A Difference

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Jose, goes in-depth with his story about being a Professor at a college of Pharmacy. He shares what he likes most about his job, the challenges he faces, his key decision, how hard it is to find work in his field and his work-life balance. Jose's key decision was to quit his job at a bank and go back to school.

Degree: Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
Job Title: Professor of Pharmacy

Job Summary: Pharmacists

Job Description

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice on their safe use. Some pharmacists who own their store or manage a chain pharmacy spend more time on business activities, such as inventory management. Pharmacists who work in universities or for pharmaceutical manufacturers are involved in researching and testing new medications.

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Additional Info

All states license pharmacists. After they finish the Pharm. D., prospective pharmacists must pass two exams to get a license, in pharmacy skills and knowledge and pharmacy law in the state giving the license. Pharmacists take continuing education throughout their career to keep up with the latest advances in pharmacological science.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$85,000 - $140,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Professional Degree
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<span m='24190'>a</span> <span m='24240'>manuscript</span> <span m='24560'>that</span> <span m='24640'>I</span> <span m='24950'>need</span> <span m='25080'>to write,</span> <span m='25760'>or</span> <span m='25900'>answering</span> <span m='26240'>emails,</span> <span m='27120'>things</span> <span m='27230'>like</span> <span m='27390'>that.</span> <span m='28350'>So</span> <span m='28870'>probably</span> <span m='29190'>time</span> <span m='29310'>management,</span> <span m='29575'>I</span> <span m='29840'>would</span> <span m='30230'>say.</span> </p><p><span m='30620'>I</span> <span m='30760'>guess</span> <span m='30920'>going</span> <span m='31130'>back</span> <span m='31360'>to</span> <span m='31480'>school.</span> <span m='32020'>Going</span> <span m='32229'>back</span> <span m='32420'>to</span> <span m='32520'>school</span> <span m='32940'>must have</span> <span m='33320'>been</span> <span m='33530'>it,</span> <span m='33700'>after</span> <span m='34170'>I</span> <span m='34420'>was</span> <span m='35370'>processing</span> <span m='35740'>loans</span> <span m='36010'>for</span> <span m='36130'>Bank</span> <span m='36420'>of</span> <span m='36550'>America.</span> <span m='37010'>So</span> <span m='37840'>I</span> <span m='38180'>quit</span> <span m='38520'>that,</span> <span m='38950'>and I</span> <span m='39350'>went</span> <span m='39510'>back</span> <span m='39680'>to</span> <span m='39780'>school</span> <span m='40110'>to</span> <span m='40535'>get a</span> <span m='40960'>Pharm.D.</span> </p><p><span m='41810'>Yes</span> <span m='42100'>and</span> <span m='42150'>no.</span> <span m='43340'>When</span> <span m='43660'>I</span> <span m='43880'>graduated,</span> <span m='45100'>it</span> <span m='45190'>was</span> <span m='45370'>very</span> <span m='45650'>easy,</span> <span m='45930'>and</span> <span m='46060'>there</span> <span m='46110'>was</span> <span m='46280'>a big</span> <span m='46570'>shortage</span> <span m='47280'>in</span> <span m='47400'>pharmacists.</span> <span m='48580'>And</span> <span m='48800'>I</span> <span m='48930'>believe</span> <span m='49360'>that</span> <span m='49560'>there's</span> <span m='49800'>many</span> <span m='50030'>more</span> <span m='50160'>schools</span> <span m='51400'>like</span> <span m='51650'>mine--</span> <span m='52110'>mine is</span> <span m='52520'>a</span> <span m='52750'>new</span> <span m='53210'>school--</span> <span m='53550'>that</span> <span m='53910'>are</span> <span m='54040'>graduating</span> <span m='54380'>more</span> <span m='54600'>pharmacists.</span> </p><p><span m='55080'>So</span> <span m='56150'>I</span> <span m='56220'>would</span> <span m='56430'>say</span> <span m='56990'>it's</span> <span m='57190'>very</span> <span m='57560'>easy.</span> <span m='57790'>But</span> <span m='58770'>there's</span> <span m='58980'>no</span> <span m='59150'>shortage,</span> <span m='59650'>at</span> <span m='59710'>least</span> <span m='60280'>from</span> <span 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