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Pharmacist Job Outlook: Finding a Job after Pharmacy School

pharmacist job outlook finding a job after pharmacy school the pharmacists job outlook has been miscommunicated to say the least when prospective pharmacy students search for descriptions of a pharmacist job they often find outdated and misleading information the bad news the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports pharmacists job loss over the next 10 years for a particular sector retail mail and specialty pharmacies the good news while pharmacists jobs are decreasing in retail mail and specialty pharmacies jobs will be increasing in almost every other field of pharmacy particularly those jobs which are more clinically advanced the opportunity for new pharmacists why is the pharmacists job outlook so great well there are a few key things to highlight the practice of Pharmacy is always changing pharmacists are not doing the same things they did decades ago pharmacists no longer only means the person who mixes your drugs behind a counter now to be a pharmacist can mean anything from mixing life-saving IV nutrition to electronic prescription checking diverse job opportunities with jobs predicted to decline in one area of pharmacy this message is essential while it would be nearly impossible to list all of the potential pharmacists jobs here are some areas of pharmacy you may not have heard of academia educator type of role veterinary pharmacy nuclear pharmacy industry clinical trials prescriber education drug sales independent pharmacy consultant pharmacy managed care health plan or insurance company location location location location has a huge impact on the pharmacist job out looking larger metropolitan areas may have different job outlooks depending on the type of pharmacist position but in general rural areas have fewer pharmacists to fill the current needs not to mention growing needs people will always need medication the most important thing about the pharmacist job outlook is that people will always need medication even as medicine advances medications are central to treatment and management of almost every disease or condition in summary the pharmacists job outlook is bright as pharmacists move forward in the advancement of the profession no longer limited to one kind of practice but asked to join other medical professionals in patient care for more information visit our website or follow the link in the description pharmacists job outlook brought to you by pharmacy school us

9 thoughts on “Pharmacist Job Outlook: Finding a Job after Pharmacy School


  2. People will always need medication. But AI. Robots artificial intelligence will take over the verification they Will dominate doing the verifications Dhu ! And pharmacy techs will do the labeling and the ringing the cash register ,, no need to pay a pharmacist to dust shelves and ring the registers

  3. All PAID by pharmacy schools !!! They are desperate to fill seats ! Lol. This is so unethically wrong ! There is no clinical jobs there is no jobs period !!! Robots will verify in future ! They should tell congress to let us prescribe just like PA or NP. They have much less training and they prescribe ! ! I never see a doctor anymore they just let PA do it ! A doctor is not always present. Why can pharmacist prescribe ? We know not to kill someone. With drug interactions PA don’t. Have the proper training to know drug interacción … we. we never gotten provider status ! And 85% of jobs are in retail and retail is disappearing.

  4. I cannot believe the pharmacy schools would put this on the Internet. I am a pharmacist who can only find per diem work. I have been a pharmacist for 30 years plus I have a Master's Degree. If my husband didn't have a good job I would be on the street. There are few jobs. The BLS predicts 50,000 pharmacists without jobs in 2025. Pharmacy schools have expanded and want your tuition money. They have no responsibility to pay back your loans or find you a job. Where are the surveys of pharmacists currently in the job market, how many are unemployed or underemployed? How many would go to pharmacy school again? Pharmacy schools don't want anyone doing a comprehensive survey of pharmacists. If you are considering pharmacy school be warned you are probably wasting your money and time.

  5. Unfortunately, more and more of these clinical jobs are demanding residencies and there is not enough of them for everyone who is interested in them. Look into non traditional pharmacy jobs if you want to go to pharmacy school. I.E. anything that is related, but does not necessarily require a PharmD.

  6. Two negative things: 1) What is clinical knowledge anymore is based on the drug companies market goals. Starting from a fake diagnosis, whether it be cancer or mental illness, they are put into a clinical trial. A cure means what? We are a country of lies, and corporate controlled universities are the devil in the details.

    2) A 5 year degree was enough. Making people go to "school" that 6th year, which is working for free at 10 different sites for 1 month, at a higher tuition, is not turning out a more clinical pharmacist. Now they have come up with a 2 year residency after that.

    2 years? That is how long a M.Sc. in Physician Assistant takes. If you cannot learn what ever else you need to learn after a 5 year program from a book, better be something like brain surgery or other hands on real learning. Not this shuffling papers and reading lie after lie.

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