Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
Careers in Pharmacy


U.S.News & World Report names Pharmacists one of the Best Jobs of 2012, citing salary, job opportunities and combination of skills required, including interpersonal, technical and organizational. Further, CareerCast recently released the top 10 Best Jobs in Health Care, citing pharmacy based upon the combined criteria of income, hiring outlook, workplace environment, job stress and physical demands. With more than 56,000 community pharmacies in the U.S., pharmacists are considered the most accessible healthcare professionals to the public. Today's pharmacists can choose from a vast array of career opportunities. The profession is one of the most respected in the nation, and pharmacists play key leadership roles in all aspects of health care. In addition, pharmacists are compensated well; new graduates are likely to earn starting salaries above $95,000, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Career Variety – There is a wide variety of career opportunities for pharmacists in the areas of community pharmacy, hospitals or health systems, academia, research, industry, regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and medical publishing. In addition, a career as a pharmacist includes the benefits of job mobility, stability and flexibility. Practice settings include: