I read this post by a young pharmacist.
That being said, I would like to talk a little more about pharmacy. Where I live, the job market is getting saturated. People are graduating without jobs.
Let me rephrase that. People are graduating with $150,000+ in debt, without a job.... debt that never goes away... ever.
Really eye-opening right? I remember the good ole days in 1999 prior to the turn of the century (had to make myself sound a little wiser and aged) when working at a retail counter to pay off my $85,000 student loan debt retail district managers would personally stroll in or call and try to steal you from the competition. They would throw sign-on bonuses and jobs were a dime-a-dozen. With that sort of market and shortage, a pharmacist had the power. I didn't realize at the time what power it was. There was a lot more negotiation for sure. Today, not so much. The good thing about a saturated market that it can weed out those that don't work hard. Performance is more important.
In Tennessee alone in 1999, there was one pharmacy school. University of Tennessee at Memphis (my alma mater ;)). Today, I think I counted five or six?
Another wonderful article... and also think you should spend the time to read the comments. Work hard, folks. Work hard. Jobs are scarce.