Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?

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Updated November 10, 2016

3. As a pharmacist, what do you do when a medicine gives a customer pain?

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4. Which image depicts your perfect weekend?

8. For how long after high school are you willing to attend school?

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9. Are you willing to take a pharmacy exam and a written law test?

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10. What is the lowest compensation you are willing to earn?

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?

You got: Don't Become a Pharmacist

I got Don't Become a Pharmacist. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?
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This quiz assessed whether you have the soft skills pharmacists need and the willingness to fulfill the licensing and educational requirements to work in this occupation. It also considered whether the median annual salary meets your compensation requirements. According to your answers, you wouldn't succeed in this career or enjoy working in it.

Pharmacists must be detail oriented and have a strong desire to help people. They need excellent instructing, speaking, reading comprehension, critical thinking and computer skills.

One needs to attend school for six to eight years after graduating from high school. Your education will include two to four years of college coursework and four years of professional study. Pharmacists need a license to practice which will require passing a written exam. Median annual earnings are $121,500.

You should find a career that utilizes your strengths well, and has requirements you are willing to fulfill. You must also find the earnings acceptable.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?

You got: Pharmacist Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Pharmacist Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?
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According to your answers, pharmacist isn't a suitable career choice for you. Unfortunately, you are missing many of the soft skills you need to succeed in this career and may find the earnings unacceptable. You also may not be willing to fulfill all the requirements.

Pharmacists must have a strong desire to help others and be detail oriented. Excellent instructing, speaking, reading comprehension, critical thinking and computer skills are essential.

To become a pharmacist, one needs a Pharm.D. degree which can take from six to eight years after high school graduation to complete. This includes two to four years of college coursework and four years of professional study. Pharmacists must take a written exam to get a license to practice. Median annual earnings are $121,500.

See what careers can better utilize your strengths and has requirements you are willing to fulfill. You should also find the compensation acceptable.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?

You got: You Might Make a Good Pharmacist

I got You Might Make a Good Pharmacist. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?
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This quiz looked at your soft skills, willingness to fulfill licensing and educational requirements and desired salary to assess your potential success as a pharmacist.This occupation is probably a good match for you, according to your answers, but it isn't a perfect one. You should figure out why before you move forward.

Pharmacists must be detail oriented and want to help others. Excellent instructing, speaking, reading comprehension, critical thinking and computer skills are essential.

You will need to earn a Pharm.D. degree which can take six to eight years to complete after getting a high school diploma. This includes two to four years of college coursework and four years of professional study. After graduation, you will have to pass a written exam to get a license to practice. Expect your median earnings to be $121,500 annually.

Before you invest your time and energy, learn more about being a pharmacist. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Pharmacist

I got You Were Born to Be a Pharmacist. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pharmacist?
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Congratulations! A career as a pharmacist seems like a suitable choice for you. Your answers indicate you have most of, if not all, the soft skills you need, you are willing to fulfill the licensing and educational requirements and the salary is acceptable to you.

Pharmacists must be detail oriented and have a strong desire to help people. They need excellent instructing, speaking, reading comprehension, critical thinking and computer skills.

You will have to earn a Pharm.D. degree. It can take six to eight years after getting a high school diploma. This includes two to four years of college coursework and four years of professional study. You will also have to pass a written exam to get a license to practice. Expect to earn a median annual salary of $121,500.

The results of this quiz indicate pharmacist is a good career choice for you, but you must learn all you can about it before moving forward. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

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