Today's pharmacists are key players in a wide array of health care settings. Working with physicians, nursing, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, pharmacists play a crucial role in patient medication management and safety.
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.)
Diverse Career Options
A STLCOP education opens up the world to you. Diverse practice settings exist that will help you put your passion into practice.
- Hospital and clinical
- Federal regulatory
- Critical care
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Hospice and home care
- Independent ownership
- Nuclear pharmacy