Pharmacists Exceed Average Job Growth and Starting Salary

Pharmacists Exceed Average Job Growth and Starting Salary

What Pharmacists Do

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice on their safe use.

Work Environment

Pharmacists work in pharmacies, including those in grocery and drug stores. They also work in hospitals and clinics.

How to Become a Pharmacist

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.

Job Outlook

Employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

You can get there from here

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.

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Contact Information

Dr. Martin Brock

Published on June 11, 2012