The world of pharmacy is one that has interested me for a very long time. With this in mind, I would like to go down a career path that follows that discipline to its highest level before retirement. In this presentation, I will map out my career path plan from college graduation to retirement, as well as all the jobs I wish to have within that industry.
Right out of college, I will become a pharmacy technician. A pharmacy technician or aid works under a licensed pharmacist to work with customers and prepare medications within the pharmacy. The technician would be in charge mainly of working with the various requests received by customers, and filling out their orders. This requires the smallest amount of education, needing only a high school diploma and about 3 months of training (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011).
In order to become a pharmacist, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree is needed, as well as successfully passing several examinations and getting a license to practice pharmacology within the state I plan to practice. I would like to work as a pharmacy in a chain drugstore, until I am promoted to pharmacy supervisor. As the years continue, a pharmacy supervisor can become an executive within the headquarters of the chain drugstore, supervising all pharmacy operations within the company (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011).
Pharmacists. (2011). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos079.htm
Pharmacy Technicians and Aides. (2011). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos325.htm