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pharmacy degree, not a pharmacist?

Ok, bizarre question maybe. If you were really interested in studying pharmacy, but couldn't cope with working as a pharmacist, what other career prospects would you have. Does it have any standing as a general 'science' degree? I hear whispers about industry work, but this seems to be rare in reality. Example. Say I wanted to work as a lab technician, would it be in any way comparable to a chemistry degree? Thanks.
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Original post by icewaterforblood
Ok, bizarre question maybe. If you were really interested in studying pharmacy, but couldn't cope with working as a pharmacist, what other career prospects would you have. Does it have any standing as a general 'science' degree? I hear whispers about industry work, but this seems to be rare in reality. Example. Say I wanted to work as a lab technician, would it be in any way comparable to a chemistry degree? Thanks.

Interesting question.

Currently the vast majority of pharmacy graduates do go onto find employment as pharmacists. The degree is very much tailored for this fact and is not really geared to offer pathways into different employment areas.

Yes it is a sound general science degree (4 years though unless you leave after year 3 with a BSc in pharmaceutical science). It may however be too generalised to be of great value if you do not want to work as a pharmacist. My personal feeling would be consider a more specialised degree courses (such as pure chemistry etc) in whatever area you consider finding a career.

Good luck..
(edited 11 months ago)

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