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    hi

    i am at my final year at school so i am at the stage of picking what i want to study for A levels. which subject do i need to pick i am currently doing triple science most likely to get B. is pharmacist a good job i understand the pay is around £30,000-£35,000 .

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    What would be the best A levels to take to become a pharmacist
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    chem, bio, maths and something else, your choice. aims for A and B grades.

    it's an ok job. the pay is decent, but the job market is very saturated now and many will not get a job. also they have the whole 'med reject' rep which i imagine gets annoying.
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    Chemistry is essential, then Biology/Maths/Physics (for Nottingham at least). I'd go with Chemistry, Biology and then whatever else, personally.

    The salary depends on whether you go into community, hospital or industrial pharmacy (or research).
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    Thanks for the replies

    I've read somewhere that there is a lot of jobs and in time there will be more demand for pharmacists. Is this true?
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    (Original post by shabz(1997))
    Thanks for the replies

    I've read somewhere that there is a lot of jobs and in time there will be more demand for pharmacists. Is this true?
    Not necessarily, a lot of people are worried about the future of pharmacy because with three new pharmacy schools just opening, by the time I (and you) would graduate there'll be a ridiculous number of people competing for pre-registration places and then jobs, a lot of companies are also cutting pay too especially for locums. If you're wanting to go into it for job prospects and pay, don't. If like me, you want to go into it because it's something that really interests you, you want to work with people and you can see yourself doing it for the rest of your life then by all means go for it, definitely get work experience in community and hospital pharmacy before you decide on it though. There was a thread on here not long ago warning people against pharmacy and that'll probably have more details on the pay/competition for pre-reg places and jobs, but like I said if you aren't just in it for the money and reading that thread doesn't change your mind then by all means go for it
 
 
 
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