1. Is there any age limit (say, not more than 35) imposed by those "Top 3 Schools" for applicants wishing to get a second-degree in Pharmacy?
- As far as I know, there isn’t. As long as you are determined to study, then why not? In fact, I have a classmate before who had a daughter as old as me.
2. Considering such factors as school expenses, future job demand, salary, career growth, and as a “stand-alone” profession, which do you think is a better pre-med course between Pharmacy and Nursing?
- I don’t want to be biased regarding this since I’m a Pharmacist myself. All I know, I had a classmate in college before who is taking up Med and told me that it’s an advantage that she was a Pharmacy graduate. And in any way, I agreed to her because there are some doctors who prescribed wrong medication to the patient. Not all doctors are aware of the adverse drug reactions and contraindications that may occur in patients taking multiple medications. They are also sometimes not aware that the signs and symptoms that can be diagnosed in the patient were actually the side effect/toxic reaction of the drug that he prescribed. Oh well, I’m getting too opinionated so to be fair, ask a Med student. Hehe! Although, of course, I prefer Pharmacy. Hehehe! But in terms of a stand-alone profession, I recommend Pharmacy because you can have a job even outside the hospital setting. Besides, your license alone can give you big bucks.
I admit that Nursing is one of the easiest passport to go abroad because the job is in-demand and trying to work as a registered Pharmacist abroad (particularly in western countries) is like passing through the needle’s eyes, not to mention will eat a lot of your time and money. But once you are already there, income is as much as a Nursing job or maybe higher.
Hope this helps. Goodluck to you whatever your plan will be. If ever you still have questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
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