Pharmacy is a great career path because you can put your knowledge of chemistry to good use by serving the public. You should carefully choose a school that will help you learn the skills that you need to achieve this goal.
One of the first things you should do is research the field of pharmacy. Find out what kinds of pharmacy positions are available, and try to narrow your interests according to your preferred professional role. Would you prefer to work in a clinical setting with patients, or do you want to dispense drugs at a retail pharmacy? What kinds of tasks do you want to do? Do you want to work more with medicines or with people? These are some of the ways you can narrow your field of study while you employ various online resources to find out where you want to go to school.
Your other considerations include cost and location. You will pay anywhere from $3,000-$40,000 per year, depending on whether you are a state resident and attending a private or public school. There are a number of scholarships available, and you will usually apply for these during the first half of the year. If you wish to become a pharmacy technician and you have family or work obligations, you could complete your Associate’s degree requirements through an online program. To be better prepared for employment, you could pair an online program with a pharmacy internship to gain hands-on practical experience.
Pharmacy school is difficult but the rewards are great. Best wishes in your studies!