Personal Narrative: A Career As A Pharmacist

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So the occupation that I job shadowed may seem a little out of the blue but I was reconsidering it for a while. When I was a senior in high school, I thought I wanted to be a pharmacist. I wanted to be knowledgeable about something, work in the medical field, make money, and help people. I thought I had found the perfect occupation. I told everyone that’s what I was going to be and wrote essays for scholarships and basically my entire town thought that’s what was going to happen with my life. Then I came to BYU and took Chem 105. I was pretty good at chemistry in high school but I struggled with that class. It might have been motivation or I just wasn’t interested or other things but that class made me decide that I didn’t want to go through with all the chemistry classes so I quit that path. I’ve changed it a lot of times since but I thought I might want to revisit that plan in case I just decided to change because I had a really sucky freshman year. Apparently I made the right decision, though, because I didn’t have a super great time with this job shadow. The pharmacist I shadowed worked in a pharmacy right next to the hospital in Kalispell, Montana. I wanted to shadow someone working in the hospital but I …show more content…
It was pretty exciting when an actual person would come into the pharmacy and talk to the techs or pharmacists. The people working were mostly pharmacy technicians, which do some of the same things as actual pharmacists but they aren’t allowed to counsel people about medicine, only give them their prescriptions. If someone asks something they more than likely have to tell them that they will get a pharmacists to answer their question. Another thing that they did was enter information into the computer about the type of prescription they were filling and the insurance for the person. They had to be very accurate because if they made a mistake, it would be bad for the person, the pharmacy, and the insurance

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