Thank you for the info. Im currently working as a pharmacist but not feeling the reward and fulfilling from the job anymore. I’m always interested in Info Tech. I wish I did my bachelor’s in healthcare IT instead of Bio.
I need some career advises to transition into healthcare IT as a pharmacist. Any advises are highly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
First off, don’t despair… Even without having done a Bachelor’s in Healthcare IT and doing one in biology (or any other degree for that matter), doesn’t mean that you can’t transition over into into that practice setting. I don’t have a degree in anything computer or technology-related, just a Pharm.D, and I’ve been able to do it successfully.
I firmly believe that transitioning is a matter of the right timing, being open to sometimes making some compromises along the way (specifically, taking a little bit of a pay cut temporarily before working your way back up). I did that and my current pay now slightly surpasses that of the clinical pharmacists at my facility as I am now a part of IT. And of course, just a little bit of luck.
Don’t lock yourself in a box. If you’re looking for an Epic Willow pharmacist job, consider looking in the IT section of job listings on Craigslist or Indeed, not just the Medical section.
Also, don’t forget that Epic does have competitors like Cerner and Meditech, so be on the lookout for such positions as well. They also use pharmacists, especially those who have had experience using their software.
Hopefully, that gives you some small steps to start taking… When you do, please come back and let me know what worked and what didn’t and perhaps I can share some more info then 🙂