Health Care Career Opportunities

In 2016, nearly one in four jobs created was in the health care sector (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economic News Release issued Jan 6. 2017). By 2024, employment in the health care occupations is expected to grow 19 percent, adding 2.3 million jobs. 

Health Professions Careers

A degree from the College will prepare you for a wide variety of health professions careers, such as: 

  • Health informatics and business
  • Research and development
  • Biotechnology
  • Imaging and diagnostics
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Therapeutic services

With a focus on health care across the curriculum, you will receive an education applicable to your clinical, practice and professional experiences. 

On the 2018 U.S. News & World Report "100 Best Jobs" list, 48 out of 100 jobs listed were within the health care industry.

Pharmacy Careers

Today's pharmacists are key players in a wide variety of health care settings. Working with other health care professionals, pharmacists play a crucial role in patient medication management and safety.

The College educates experts in leading-edge areas:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Infectious disease and oncology pharmacists
  • Clinical practitioners
  • Hospital administrators
  • Biomedical researchers
  • Corporate executives
  • National pharmacy association leaders
  • and many more

Why Pharmacy?

U.S. News and World Report ranked pharmacist among the "Best Jobs" of 2018:

  • #20 in "best-paying jobs"
  • #23 in "best health care jobs"
  • #45 in the "100 best jobs"

The rankings cite indicators of a healthy job market:

  • $120,000 median starting salary
  • 2% unemployment rate
  • 3% projected growth in demand for pharmacists by 2024

Put Your Passion into Practice

Viewbook Cover ImageDream of building your own business? Interested in curing HIV or Ebola? Want to help animals live a better life? You can do all that and more in health care.

PDF STLCOP Pharmacy Careers Poster Download our Viewbook to learn more about the College.

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