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    Also is it a competitive subject?
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    There can be if you have your own pharmacy or something.. There's not a great deal in the NHS for an average one though I don't think. I wouldn't say it's up there with medicine, but you need good grades and interviews to get into most places, so yes it is competitive

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    Typical starting salaries for junior pharmacist, 'basic grade', rotational and diploma posts: £24,831 (Band 6). These posts normally involve a two-to-three year contract with annual increases up the salary scale.
    Typical starting salaries for specialist pharmacists: £29,789 (Band 7). Promotion to this band is normally possible after two to three years at Band 6. There are fewer opportunities for further progression and it is sometimes necessary to relocate to progress to the next band(s).
    Advanced pharmacist: £37,996-£44,258 (Band 8a-b).
    Pharmacist team manager: £44,258-£53,256 (Band 8b-c).
    Pharmacist consultant: up to £79,031(Band 8b-d). (All salary data collected Mar 10.)
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    From what I've heard…

    Lots of jobs available
    Same thing as medicine so it really doesn't matter what university you went to
    Good starting salary

    Hope I helped
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    We get paid in paracetemol, silly!
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    (Original post by Smelly Ellie)
    There can be if you have your own pharmacy or something.. There's not a great deal in the NHS for an average one though I don't think. I wouldn't say it's up there with medicine, but you need good grades and interviews to get into most places, so yes it is competitive

    EDIT found this:
    Typical starting salaries for junior pharmacist, 'basic grade', rotational and diploma posts: £24,831 (Band 6). These posts normally involve a two-to-three year contract with annual increases up the salary scale.
    Typical starting salaries for specialist pharmacists: £29,789 (Band 7). Promotion to this band is normally possible after two to three years at Band 6. There are fewer opportunities for further progression and it is sometimes necessary to relocate to progress to the next band(s).
    Advanced pharmacist: £37,996-£44,258 (Band 8a-b).
    Pharmacist team manager: £44,258-£53,256 (Band 8b-c).
    Pharmacist consultant: up to £79,031(Band 8b-d). (All salary data collected Mar 10.)
    I don't think its that competitive because for Pharmacy it doesn't have as high requirments as Medicine. For example people who apply for Medicine get like 10A*s at GCSEs and like 3A*s at A-Level. But for even one of the highest requirments for Pharmacy its like ABB
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    I don't think its that competitive because for Pharmacy it doesn't have as high requirments as Medicine. For example people who apply for Medicine get like 10A*s at GCSEs and like 3A*s at A-Level. But for even one of the highest requirments for Pharmacy its like ABB
    I said it wasn't as competitive as medicine... But you do need decent grades, and interviews wouldn't be carried out if there were more places than applicants.
 
 
 
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