PharmD looking for alternative career options

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alternativePharmD in White Plains, New York

55 months ago

Hi,
I'm a licensed pharmacist with PharmD with a year of retail experience and a little experience at a public health/non profit experience.
I've been looking for an alternative career with my degree but in more of non profit and also public health sector.
Can anyone advise where I should look, or whether I would need additional education?

Thanks

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miniflota in Norwich, United Kingdom

52 months ago

Hello,
last night i decided finely to go for some voluntary job 12 months i think..anywhere.i ve spent all day tying to find a placement..its some kind of joke..i dont mind leave 45k pa salary , but to work for free and pay 250-500$per week thats bit too much..to loose my profit to make somebodys else profit..i think im smarter then that..so..if u still search and came across some decent offer for non profit but free of charge opportunity for pharmacist, plz let me know. tc

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flip in Burlington, Iowa

39 months ago

Oh brothers and sisters, I understand your plight. I would take a giant pay cut for the right satisfying job. I have looked high and low to no avail.

If you are young, consider going back to school to be a PA or NP.

The United States has become a service sector that has outsourced it's industrial base.

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aabdraff57 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

38 months ago

alternativePharmD in White Plains, New York said: Hi,
I'm a licensed pharmacist with PharmD with a year of retail experience and a little experience at a public health/non profit experience.
I've been looking for an alternative career with my degree but in more of non profit and also public health sector.
Can anyone advise where I should look, or whether I would need additional education?

Thanks

I'm not sure what your interests are but truthfully everyone should have plan A, plan B, and so-forth.

Have you considered teaching? Many states have alternative route for certification and with a Pharm.D degree, I'm pretty sure that you would not have any problem getting certification in many major sciences like high school Chemistry, Biology, or even Middle School general science.

After that, you can also advance your position by getting your master's degree in Education concentrating in curriculum design. It should move you up pretty quickly as a curriculum coordinator or specialist.

The money is dismal compared to the 110K per year that you could already earn but it's rewarding.

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alternativePharmD in White Plains, New York

38 months ago

Thank you for your suggestion.
I've been actually thinking about teaching at a pharmacy school.
I'd probably need extra training to be in academia...

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aabdraff57 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

38 months ago

alternativePharmD in White Plains, New York said: Thank you for your suggestion.
I've been actually thinking about teaching at a pharmacy school.
I'd probably need extra training to be in academia...

Almost all Pharmacy schools require that their prospective teaching staff had gone through a residency program.

I think being a professor in Pharmacy is pretty slick. You get to do your job as a clinical pharmacist at a teaching hospital and simultaneously teach future pharmacist. The money isn't great but research does show that job satisfaction is an integral part of any employee.

Good luck!

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