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August 3rd, 2012 - 01:09:07 AM
There are NO jobs in the remote areas of eastern Kentucky yet they are starting anotherschool in Paintsville. These students soak up the limited financial aid and will graduate with no jobs and indebt over your head. We need to stop any new for profit schools in theiafterwards lr tracks now.
September 24th, 2012 - 01:06:54 AM
I came across this article as I was doing research into the field of pharmacy. I am currently working on my pre-requisites to apply for pharmacy school and I am also in NC. I was very surprised to find the job outlook sound so wonderful by so many articles, only to read the comments posted and hear so many people say they were looking for work. My question to you is - have things changed for the better at all? I am in western NC and really had my heart set on this career path. I think I would really enjoy the profession but really have to interest in doling out prescriptions to people that I don't even have time to talk to, and if I spend $120,000 on my education, I would certainly need a full time job. I am early enough in the process that I could still easily make a change, but don't want to be scared away from the profession if I have a good chance of making a lifelong meaningful career from it. What is your advice for someone like me?
December 25th, 2012 - 06:48:49 PM
Where are we on this problem? Any updates on stopping the approval of any more new schools? I have 2 more years left of school and although I love the profession, I am starting to think that going back to school for pharmacy may have been a bad decision. We can't keep up taking out loans to finance an education that might put us smack into the middle of a job market in which 20 percent of us will be underemployed or unemployed. It's another mortgage crisis waiting to happen.... Not to mention the quality of candidates these for-profit institutions are accepting. Where are the professional organizations in all of this? They should protecting the profession for those of us who are already pharmacists or enrolled in well established schools.
January 30th, 2013 - 03:42:31 PM
I wish there was a way to stop this cancerous growth of pharmacy schools. They are just cashing in. They don't care about the future of the field. government websites and school web sites are still painting a very rosy picture of the profession. I think government is in on it too. The fact of the matter is pharmacists are expensive. it is the simple concept of supply and demand. supply already exceeds the demand. very soon they will slash the wages and give pharmacists a "take it or leave it" option. it is almost impossible to get into hospitals and retail is getting more and more saturated. these new schools are really degrading the education quality for pharmacists. I don't think this growth can be stopped because like anything else in this country...it is all about money and it is a euphoric period for schools.
April 11th, 2013 - 11:09:47 AM
I left a very nice position in my rearview mirrow in 2005 because of unethical/illegal practices of the owner/pharmacist only to begin years of little work; I now have been a Pharmacist for 31 years and was terminated by the national chain I was working for because they mistakenly thought I had their benefits package and being 55yo was bad for their benefits program.... no work results in my beginning anything to make money....truckdriver...insurance salesman....security...finally had to work online from home...good money but not easy to establish..GOOD LUCK TO THE UNEMPLOYED PHARMACIST OF AMERICA
August 6th, 2013 - 09:52:00 AM
I have been a pharmacist since 1974. It use to be that pharmacy was a good profession but over the last decade that has really changed. There are so many pharmacist out there now and so few jobs that no one will even hire me for a staff position. I have to look for a DOP and in the South there is such an over saturation of pharmacists that it's almost impossible to find work. Even with my extensive work history in retail, hospital, LTC and compounding I have been unemployed for over a month and finally landed a job in Memphis. I am not thrilled about Memphis but I am thankful for a job. Kelly, I would change to a PA or a CRNA or NP if you still can; don't waste your time or money for a Rx degree. In TN alone in 2012 there were approx. 900 new pharmacists who graduated from the 5 new schools they opened and only about 300 opened pharmacy positions in the whole state. I have licenses in 5 states and still have been struggling to find work. Pharm students beware and get out while you still can!