Good luck if you want to get into pharmacy! It may be a good match for you. I just want to play devil's advocate. Please do not base your decision solely on my response.I think what i'm worried about is all my research on pharmacists shows a lot of them are so bored at work they want to kill themselves and then that the market is getting so saturated with them, there's not going to be work in a few years. As far as the few pharmacists i've actually gone into retail stores and talked to they all seem to enjoy their job.
I think what I like about it-- besides the pay -- is that unlike psychology which i'm almost done getting my second B.S. in, you get to leave work and be done thinking about it for the day. With psychology i'll always be hearing anxiety and depression on good days. severe pathology on bad days with bipolar and personality disorders.. The INFP in me of course feels its my responsibility to help these people, but I'd prefer to help people in a way that doesn't necessarily drag me into the pit as well, if that makes sense. I'm having a hard enough time trying to keep myself out of the pit on my own.
what if a pharmacy made me feel trapped in that little pharmacy box though in the store. You don't really have autonomy. ugh. my personality, lack of passionate interests, and love for money (odd for infp...but i think its because i'm broken or an unhealthy infp) are making my life rather difficult.
I am sorry for late reply. Thanks for your interest in understanding me.Allegro,
Can you tell me more about your experience? Like what made you make that leap to go for pharmacy school? you said you are considering switching over into psychology? are you hating so much as to have decided you don't want to be a pharmacist? I'm interested in the whole understanding for your current choices
I think it's a poor career choice for an INFP. You'll spend 97% of your time putting pills into bottles, printing the label, etc and very little time advising patients. There are extreme time pressures and the work has virtually no intrinsic value. INFP's need to have meaning purpose in their work. Pick something else like Psychology.Something to steer clear of, or an honorable healthcare profession in which an INFP can counsel patients while giving them the drugs they are prescribed? Opinions, comments? I'm back to considering it again desipte me SUCKING at chemistry/math.