Pharmacists are the "drug experts" among health professionals. They understand how a drug heals and how it can hurt, how it reacts with foods and other drugs. They know its desired effects and its side effects. Tens of thousands of medications, herbals
and supplements are available in the United States, and particularly because of the newer more potent drugs that have highly specific cellular "targets," the management of drug therapy is one of the most important challenges
in health care.
Pharmacy is a well-respected profession for individuals with an aptitude in science and a desire to apply their knowledge of drug therapies to patient care in a variety of settings.
Community (ambulatory care)
Home care/Infusion therapy
Hospice/Palliative Care/Pain Management
Health Maintenance Organization/Managed care
Government/Food and Drug
Public Health/Health Policy
PharmD graduates locate positions in a variety of professional practice sites including:
professional pharmaceutical centers
chemical or cosmetic industries
drug information specialists
drug therapy consultants
new product development
Food and Drug Administration
Public Health Service
What percentage of graduates go on to find related employment? Typically, most students are offered pharmacy positions prior to graduation. Some receive multiple employment offers.
Every fall, the school hosts a "Pharmacy Career" Pathways program which attracts employers from organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
Salary Information PharmD graduates are paid a very attractive salary. Salaries range greatly based upon positions, work settings and areas of the country.
What percentage of graduates goes on to graduate school? This is a graduate/professional program. An increasing number of graduates, however, are completing post-graduate residency and fellowship programs.
In addition to the PharmD degree, students may enroll in dual degree programs including PharmD/MBA; PharmD/MPH; PharmD/MS; PharmD/PhD; and PharmD/JD.
Advanced degree holders pursue research or teaching appointments in universities, hospitals, or research foundations.