Careers in Pharmacy

Today's pharmacists are key players in a wide variety of health care settings. Working with physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, pharmacists play a crucial role in patient medication management and safety.

Imagine the Possibilities

A STLCOP education opens up the world to you. Diverse practice settings exist, from Native American hospitals to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to correction facilities. STLCOP educates entrepreneurs, infectious disease and oncology pharmacists, clinical practitioners, hospital administrators, biomedical researchers, corporate executives, national pharmacy association leaders, and many more experts in cutting-edge areas.

PDF Pharmacy Careers PosterPut Your Passion into Practice

Dream of building your own business? Interested in curing HIV or Ebola? Want to help animals live a better life? You can do all that and more in pharmacy.

PDF STLCOP Pharmacy Careers Poster Download our Pharmacy Careers poster to see what pharmacy has to offer.

Pharmacists Are In Demand

  • Ranked the 5th Best Job (U.S. News & World Report, 2012)
  • Average starting salary of $120,000
  • Anticipated 25% increase in employment of pharmacists from 2010 to 2020 (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Expected shortfall of about 157,000 pharmacists by 2020 (Pharmacy Manpower Project Inc.)

The monthly journal, Pharmacy Times, provides a comprehensive look at current pharmacist salaries across specializations in an easy-to-understand format.

View the Pharmacy Times 2015 Pharmacists Salary Guide to learn more.

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