Chemistry Engineering or Pharmacy

@paigegal (438)
United States
May 12, 2007 10:09am CST
This is a question from my close friend. She needs some advice on choosing her course. Major in Chemistry Engineering or Pharmacy, anybody any opinion on these?
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@shak143 (1280)
• India
12 May 07
My friend it will completely depends on what she is next going to do.If she selects pharma she has to stick to medical department but if she selects chemistry she can go for medical and as well as some resarch.
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@paigegal (438)
• United States
12 May 07
The problem now is my friend doesn't know what she really wants. She said that she needs a course that will give her a better job.
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• Philippines
12 May 07
if she loves all these three fields, then i will vote for pharmacy. there is a dramatically growing demand for pharmacists worldwide. we might not be able to dictate what she must go for, but if she is open to suggestions, i give her my mind on this and i am very positive with my opinion.
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• Philippines
12 May 07
i would go for pharmacy. there is a growing demand for pharmacists these days. people may not be aware of this. if ever she decides to proceed to nursing, she will spend only two more years to become a nurse-pharmacist which is even so much more desirable for employment anywhere in the world. she can also proceed to medicine if she prefers to do so. pharmacy leads to more doors.
@paigegal (438)
• United States
13 May 07
Thanks for the response, I'll let her know about this.^^
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
18 May 07
I think it really depends on what she likes to do. Does she like chemistry or pharmacy? I think she'll have to choose based on what she is good at.
• Canada
18 May 07
pharmacy does require a lot of chemistry
@paigegal (438)
• United States
19 May 07
I think she mostly thinking of what earn most. Haha..
@nudshanie (359)
• Malaysia
23 May 07
I have a degree in Chemical Engineering and I feel that this course is really a though course....you have to focus on all the subject teach because it's all related. After graduated, you will realize that this course will have a wider selection of job.....you can go to environmental, oil and gas, precessing, biotechnology and a lot more. In environmental alone you will have a lot of job scope to choose, for examples wastewater pollution, air pollution, noise pollution...etc. Hope you will get some idea what to choose for.
@paigegal (438)
• United States
24 May 07
you had fully answer what I want to know.. thanks! ^^
• Thailand
13 Jul 08
it really depends on what she wants. I am a pharmacy student myself and I could tell you if you don't like being responsible for other people's life then don't come. It's not just about how hard the subjects you're taking or how much money will you make afterward. It's about your real interest and what makes you happy doing it.
• China
2 Oct 07
I think your friend can choose the Pharmacy.I am a girl who is pursuing the Ph.d in chemistry engineering. I think doing chemistry research has some dangerous aspects. The pharmacy maybe much safer. And I believe if your friend works hard, and have a good grade,she can get a job in university instead of a company. That will be a good job for women.In this case, your friends can also choose the Chemistry Engineering. There are also a lot of factors we must consider,such as the difficulty to apply a job,and the payment. Best wishes to your friends.
• Indonesia
14 Aug 07
currently, i'm studying pharmacy in one college. so, i guess i'll suggest your friend to choose pharmacy, haha.. no, i'll just give my opinion here. how high your friend's interest in chemistry? if i'm not mistake, chemistry engineering was focused more in physic than in chemistry. about pharmacy, well, they do teach you about chemistry, but it's not to detailed either. in my faculty, pharmacy divided in to. there's sains and community. so, if you don't enjoy learning about chemistry very much, you can always choose community. in sains, they learn about how to makes new medicines and so on. i choose community, and hopefully this is my last year. i choose this because i prefer working in hospital and seeing people than in laboratory.