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Jun 27, 2007
I'm Jennifer. I'm 16 years old, and I'm about to be a junior in high school. I hope to get into the USAFA someday, if I'm good enough, so I can be a pharmacist in the Air Force! People always tell me that I can just be a pharmacist at the local drug store in civilian society, but I think the Air Force would make it a whole lot more exciting, even though the pay would be reduced drastically (I don't mind, anyway). I'm going to need a lot of help with this, so you all will most likely see more of me in the future with many questions (if they haven't already been answered, of course). :thumb:

Thanks for reading! :shake:
Jennifer, Welcome aboard. Work hard. Good grades. Hard courses. Great SAT scores. Stay busy with leadership type ECs.

Don't short change the military. When you figure in the "free travel", training, benefits, and retirement, it is not a bad package.

I'm not real familiar with career paths out of the AFA but pharmacist might be a difficult one. I'm sure one of the cadets on the site can help you here.

Good luck
So you want to be a pharmacist - eh? Excellent field - even in the civilian world you will never be unemployed!

You probably want to have a conversation with your ALO (Liason Officer) or Admissions rep about your career path - not sure if Pharmacist is one of those professional positions that the military generally recruits right out of Pharmacy school.
I would think no matter how you get there - being a pharmacist in the Air Force would be a fabulous career!