Become a Pharmacist

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Becoming a pharmacist may be easier than you think. It only takes two years of study but you must commit to this profession. To become a pharmacist, you must get a license to practice pharmacy. This license is required in all the states even including the District of Columbia. To get a license to practice pharmacy you must graduate from an accredited college or pharmacy, and also pass a state examination where you practice. You also must internship under a licensed pharmacist. After graduating, you have the choice to continue three or four years of medical school, which offers the option of minoring in Chemistry or majoring in Biology. Here are some courses in high school you should take if you want to become a pharmacist.

Math: Algebra
English: English
Science: Physical Science
Social Sciences/Humanities: As required

Math: Geometry
English: English
Science: Biology or Chemistry
Social Sciences/Humanities: Psychology

Math: Calculus
English: English Applied Communications
 Science: Chemistry or Applied Biology
Social Sciences/Humanities: Sociology

Math: Probability & Statistics
English: English Applied Communications
Science: Anatomy, AP Biology, Physics
Social Sciences/Humanities: Government & Economics

Although these course are just a glimpse of what you`ll learn as a pharmacist. You`ll also learn about anatomy, physics, chemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, physiology, general biology, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, statistics, physical chemistry, biological chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and microbiology.

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