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Why Choose a Pharmacy Career?

Why Choose a Pharmacy Career?

Pharmacy graduate student in the lab.What do you think of when you hear the term ‘pharmacist’? If you think of someone behind a counter counting pills and handing out prescription bottles, think again! Today’s pharmacists are innovative healthcare professionals who do so much more. They are on the forefront of healthcare, combining a knowledge of pharmaceuticals with compassion for their patients’ health.

So, why should YOU consider pharmacy? Here are 5 great reasons:

  1. The pharmacy job market is robust, with more jobs available than pharmacists to fill them. Many employers are desperately in need of pharmacists and are even offering large bonuses to secure them. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 13,400 pharmacists need to be added to the workforce each year for the foreseeable future. You could be one of them!
  2. Today’s pharmacist has a greater focus on providing personal patient care than ever before. There is now a need for pharmacists to provide primary care for patients beyond simply dispensing medications. Pharmacists are well equipped to investigate patient medical issues and creatively and innovatively find solutions. This new focus has resulted in even greater job satisfaction and fulfillment for pharmacists.
  3. There are 100+ career pathways in pharmacy. Gone are the days when pharmacists only worked behind a counter or a hospital setting. Whether in industry, long-term care, technology, regulatory, government, or academia, there is now an incredible variety of settings where pharmacists can work. You’re sure to find one you like!
  4. Pharmacists enjoy job flexibility. Pharmacists can work full or part time and choose to work in just one location or “float” to different settings. Some even find positions that allow them to work from home!
  5. The future is very bright for pharmacy as pharmacists lead the way in innovative solutions to the most challenging healthcare problems of our day!


The School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University is equipping highly skilled, practice-ready pharmacists who are using their vocations to impact the world for Christ.

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