Careers in Pharmacy

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. STLCOP educates entrepreneurs, infectious disease and oncology pharmacists, clinical practitioners, hospital administrators, biomedical researchers, corporate executives, national pharmacy association leaders, and many more experts in cutting-edge areas.

Put Your Passion into Practice

2016-2017 ViewbookDream 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 pharmacy.

PDF STLCOP Pharmacy Careers Poster Download our 2016-2017 Viewbook to learn more about the College and the profession of pharmacy.

Why Pharmacy?

U.S. News and World Report ranked pharmacist among the "Best Jobs" of 2016:

  • #18 in "best-paying jobs"
  • #21 in "best health care jobs"
  • #36 in the "100 best jobs"

The rankings cite indicators of a healthy job market:

  • $120,000 median starting salary
  • 1.6% unemployment rate
  • 3% projected growth in demand for pharmacists by 2024

The monthly journal, Pharmacy Times, provides a comprehensive look at current pharmacist salaries across specializations in an easy-to-understand format.

View the Pharmacy Times 2016 Pharmacists Salary Guide to learn more.

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