How to Become a Pharmacist

Recorded Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:00 PM

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Interested in a medical career that isn't being a doctor, nurse, or therapist? Do you excel in the hard sciences but want to avoid medical school? Have good attention to detail and organizational skills? If so, pharmacy might be the right career for you.

Join Elias Miller as we discuss the requirements needed to become a pharmacist from high school to college and beyond. Learn more about how to obtain the proper schooling and licensing and secure a job in this field. We'll also cover important career-related information regarding typical salary and daily tasks on the job.

Check out our deep dive into this career path for a better idea of what to expect when you pursue pharmacy, and how to maximize your chances of having a successful and fulfilling career.

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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.


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