Pharmacist Named One of the Country's Best Jobs
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
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April 26, 2012
Pharmacist Named One of the Country’s Best Jobs
ST. LOUIS – A career in pharmacy is one of the top careers in the country, according to rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. Pharmacist is ranked third in the annual listing of jobs across the nation, and second in the health care category.
This verifies what I have always thought was the case," says Dr. John Pieper, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. "I think it speaks to the fact that pharmacy is viewed nationally as an exciting, challenging profession."
The report stated, "Job prospects should be excellent in the field in the years to come, and the earnings potential remains relatively high." According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow 25 percent by 2020 and add nearly 70,000 new jobs.
More than 1,200 students are enrolled at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, which makes the College one of the largest colleges of pharmacy in America. Unlike most other colleges of pharmacy, students are admitted directly from high school and earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Plus, the College sits in the middle of one of the premier biomedical complexes in the world.
"Those two aspects", says Dr. Pieper, "gives St. Louis College of Pharmacy graduates an advantage."
"The uniqueness of our integrated pharmacy program, plus our co-location within a premier education, patient care, and biomedical research center are the two compelling features of the College that no other pharmacy school has," says Dr. Pieper.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in America. The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Approximately 1,250 students attend, and more than 72 percent of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis metropolitan area are alumni.