Why do you want to become a pharmacist?


Job of a pharmacist belongs to the most popular career choices all around the world. Clean working environment, smart colleagues, and exceptional salary–the true reasons why people choose their path in pharmaceutics.

These reasons should not resonate in your interview answer, however. You should rather speak about helping the others, your passion for medicine, and about your true love to the nature of the job. While we all work for money (nobody would go to work without getting paid), interviewers want to hear about other motives.

Try to not talk about money at all. At the end of the day, you can apply because of a good salary offer, but you should try your best to convince them of the opposite.

You should also avoid connecting your application with your studies. Saying that you applied because you had graduated from the field would equal to saying that you had to apply, because you had already invested six or eight years into the career of a pharmacist. That would suggest a must rather than a desire.

Sample answers

Pharmacist is smiling I was always interested in treatment of various diseases, in drugs, and in medical equipment. It was my passion and I never hesitated when choosing my career. I feel it my true calling to work as a pharmacist. What’s more, I believe to have both knowledge and personality to become a good pharmacist, and bring value to the store.

Every person has some skills, and everyone is good in doing something. People enjoy talking to me, because I am a good listener and have a good understanding for their needs and problems. What’s more, pharmaceutics has always been my field of interest, so I want to become a pharmacist simply because I like the job and daily duties. I followed the path all the way from high school.

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