Career Opportunities for Majors in Pharmacy


Pharmacy is a health profession concerned with assuming responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy in patients, the compounding and dispensing of medications, and the generation and transmission of knowledge about the proper selection and use of drugs and their effects on humans. While everyone is familiar with the community pharmacist, career opportunities also exist with the pharmaceutical industry, hospital pharmacies, government agencies, and educational organizations, as well as in nursing homes, HMOs, clinics, home health care, and nuclear pharmacies.

A 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD), an advanced professional degree, is offered and is currently the standard degree required for licensure in the United States. This degree is conferred after study in chemical biology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice and administration, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, and structured clinical experiences. The pharmacy faculty also offer graduate degrees of MS and PhD in chemical biology, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and industrial pharmacy, pharmacology, and toxicology.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Clinical Pharmacist Medical Science Liaison Radiopharmacist
Clinical Researcher Nuclear Pharmacist Scientific Researcher
Drug Information Specialist Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Staff Pharmacist
Hospital Pharmacist Pharmacy Technician Technical Writer
Licensed Pharmacist Public Relations Specialist Weight Reduction Specialist
Market Researcher Quality Control Inspector

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Clinical Research Organizations Health Care Products Manufacturers Nursing homes
Community Pharmacies Health Maintenance Organizations Pharmaceutical Companies
Educational Institutions Home Infusion Companies Research Foundations
Health Care Clinics Hospitals Testing Labs
Government Agencies
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Drug Enforcement Agency Peace Corps
Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Admin. Food and Drug Administration U.S. Armed Forces
Bureau of Prisons Health Resources & Services Admin. Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Service
Centers for Disease Control Indian Health Service
Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Pharmacy

Organization Job Title
Independent Pharmacy Community Pharmacist
Thrift Drug Pharmacist
Princeton Medical Center Pharmacy Resident
RWJ University Hospital Pharmacy Resident
Ortho Pharmaceuticals Process Pharmacist
Schering Plough Professional Affairs Pharmacist
U.S. Air Force Staff Pharmacist

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Pharmacy

Lally, McFarland & Pantello (MBA) Account Supervisor
Regeneron Pharmaceutical Assoc. Dir. of Clinical Research
USFDA Assoc. Dir. of Pharmacy Affairs
Celgene Corp. (MBA) Assoc. Director
Clinical Operations, Celgene Corp. Assoc. Director
Butler University Asst. Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Rutgers University Asst. Professor
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer (JD) Attorney
Kennedy Memorial Hospital Dir. of Pharmacy
Business Development, Kos Pharmaceuticals (MBA) Director
Drug Information Center Director
Thomas & Betts (JD) Environmental Counsel
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Harvard Business School MBA
Rutgers Business School MBA
University of North Carolina MBA

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