Starting from High School

High School

Students can get an early start to become a pharmacist by getting good scores on the SAT and maintaining a high GPA. Courses to focus on are biology and chemistry. Several colleges will give students credit if they pass the AP exams.

Also, students should get a job at a retail pharmacy as a pharmacy technician or a cashier working in the pharmacy area.

Key Milestones:

  • Complete high school with a 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Get a 4 or higher score on the AP biology exam
  • Get a 4 or higher score on the AP chemistry exam
  • Get a high SAT score
  • Get a job at a pharmacy
  • Complete college applications

Time for Completion: 4 years

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