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Which job is harder being a mechanical engineer or a pharmacist?

These are two jobs that I'm very interested in and right now I'm heading more towards becoming a mechanical engineer since my dad has his own mechanical contracting company I'm planning to take it over after college if I choose engineering and which ever one you think is better please help me choose which courses I should be taking cause I'm 16 and going to be a senior in high school this year.

Asked By: J - 6/30/2011
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Being neither a mechanical engineer nor a pharmacist I hope this promotes a degree of neutrality for me in answering this question with my OPINION..(I am trained as a biochemist). Both disciplines are problem-solving disciplines, but the caliber of problem solving for a mechanical engineer is far and away greater than... More
Answered By: Jon B - 6/30/2011
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If you think you have huge amount of memory retention ( for remembering the names of all the equations and stuff) you can become a parmacist. If you have better analytical skills and are very good at understanding physics ( especially kinematics and dynamics ) and solving those problems then you better become a... More
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Answered By: vamsi - 6/30/2011
 
"Harder" is a difficult question. If you're going to run a mechanical company, then the ME degree will help. That means taking science and math in high school. But a pharmacist needs the same courses in H.S., so that's not a difference. Even after the first two years of college, it's not at all hard to switch... More
Answered By: Morningfox - 6/30/2011
 
It depends on what you find hard. Pharmacy requires additional education (pharmacy/med school) beyond a bachelor's degree... so, at the very least it would take you 8 years to finish. Pharmacy school is essentially medical school, and not cheap. After you graduate, you will very likely be working night shifts, you have... More
Answered By: Josuan - 6/30/2011
 
I'm a pharmacist and I get paid $56.50/hr and overtime is available if I want it. I have never worked graveyard. Mostly 2 to 10pm shifts or 8am to 4pm shifts. The majority of pharmacists will end up in retail. Life in retail is definately not for everyone. First off, you will be standing in dress shoes all day... More
Answered By: X X - 7/2/2011
 
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