Pharmacists Exceed Average Job Growth and Starting Salary
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice on their safe use.
Pharmacists work in pharmacies, including those in grocery and drug stores. They also work in hospitals and clinics.
Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a 4-year professional degree. They also must be licensed, which requires passing two exams.
The median annual wage for pharmacists was $111,570 in May 2010.
Employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
EKU Offers a BA Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy Option which provides the pre-requisite courses for pharmacy professional school admission. Visit Degree Programs for more information or contact the Department of Chemistry.
Employment information from: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm
Dr. Martin Brock
Published on June 11, 2012