Imagine the Possibilities

There are a variety of career options for pharmacists, including community pharmacists, entrepreneurs, infectious disease pharmacists, pediatric pharmacists, clinical practitioners, biomedical researchers, and veterinary pharmacists.

Successful Career

Pharmacist is one of the top ranked jobs and has one of the highest average salaries of any health care field.

Improve Lives

Pharmacists help people live healthier, better lives, and patients do best when pharmacists are part of their health care teams.

Why Pharmacy

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.

  • Community
  • Hospital and clinical
  • Federal regulatory
  • Academia
  • Pediatric
  • Critical care
  • Psychiatric
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Hospice and home care
  • Independent ownership
  • Nuclear pharmacy