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College of Pharmacy


Career Opportunities

There’s more to pharmacy than practicing in the retail setting. The profession can be a launching point for scientific exploration and research, or you can pursue the patient-focused aspect of healthcare. The choice is yours.

The demand is great for trained pharmacy professionals—a number that’s greatly increased within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in recent years. Equally exciting is the scope of a pharmacist’s services, which spans a wide range of patient care activities and can be served across an array of occupational settings.

Pharmacists work with other pharmacy professionals including technicians and many provide direct care to patients and customers. The rewards of a pharmacy career, which vary by employer, often include a top salary, benefits, flexible scheduling, growth potential and more. There’s one perk that’s difficult to attach a dollar figure to: trust. According to Gallup, pharmacists consistently rank among the country’s most highly trusted professionals and have for the past decade.

Careers in Pharmacy

  • Academic pharmacy
  • Ambulatory care pharmacy
  • Armed services pharmacy
  • Community pharmacy
  • Consultant pharmacy
  • Government agencies
  • Hospice and home care
  • Hospital and institutional practice
  • Informatics
  • Long-term care pharmacy
  • Managed care pharmacy
  • Medical and scientific publishing
  • Pharmaceutical sciences or industry
  • Trade or professional associations