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Pharmacy JobsMost regard pharmacy as one of the most dynamic careers of the 21st century. In fact, U.S. News & World Report named pharmacists as one of the top jobs of 2012. In addition to being one of the most trusted professions, pharmacy is projected to play a central role in proposed health care reform initiatives. Consequently, future pharmacists face unprecedented and diverse opportunities to meet the health care needs of society.

The current demand for pharmacists exceeds the anticipated supply. Specific details may be found in the following publication entitled The Adequacy of Pharmacist Supply: 2004 to 2030 published in December 2008 by the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions.

A Sample of Career Options in Pharmacy

General Clinical Practice

  • Hospitals
  • Community Pharmacies
  • Ambulatory Care Clinics
  • "Free" Clinics

Special Population

  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Emergency Departments
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care/Hospice
  • Psychiatric
  • Nutritional Support
  • Anticoagulation Clinics
  • Diabetes Care Services
  • Long Term Care Services

Management and Administrative

  • Hospital Pharmacy Administration
  • Community Pharmacy Ownership
  • Retail Chain Pharmacy Management
  • Professional Associations

More Fields

  • Pharmacy Research
  • University Teaching
  • Medical Publishing
  • Medical Informatics
  • International Medical Missions
  • Drug and Poison Information Services
  • Specialty Compounding Services
  • Home I.V. Infusion Services
  • Managed Care Services
  • Nuclear Pharmacy Services