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

Shape the Future Through Collaborative Research

Through the research conducted by our expert faculty and within our academic and research centers, we are exploring new possibilities and creating world-class experiences for students. MORE  

Ready to Get Started

We're here to help you take the next step. We can't wait to welcome you to STLCOP.