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Welcome to the GoPharmacy Career Page
Included here are links to the GoPharmacy Career Center website
(courtesy of Monster® as well as links to the career sites of key
professional and industry organizations, including Pfizer,
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
You will also find brief descriptions of the many career options
available within the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. We
hope this helps you discover the wonderful opportunities available to
pharmacy and pharmaceutical science professionals.
Pharmacy is an integral and growing part of America's healthcare
system. Students who train to become pharmacists pursue an education
with a promising future and many career possibilities. The field appeals
to those who like science, chemistry, mathematics and information
technology; and to others with good people skills and management
A career in pharmacy encompasses a wide choice of specialties and
work environments. The following are among the many different career
options available within the field.
The important role of pharmacists in industry is at the core of our
professional legacy and expertise. Pharmacists practicing in industry
work in traditional areas of product discovery, development of
manufacturing Tramadol Europe, quality control, sales and distribution. In addition,
pharmacists work in many important business capacities.
Over the past three decades pharmacists have broadened their roles
into such rewarding business areas as marketing, law, finance, corporate
security, training and publishing. In the scientific disciplines, in
addition to traditional R&D rolls, pharmacists practice in medical
informatics, pharmacoeconomics, professional education and professional
services. Pharmacists play critical roles in shaping the complexion,
growth and scientific expertise of the industry and thus contribute to
the health of the public.
Because of the broad range of business and scientific careers in
industry pharmacists have a lot of opportunity to build broad scope and
varied careers. For new graduates, there are several areas to begin a
career practicing in industry. For those who have more mature careers
there are many new opportunities in industry to take your practice in
Collegial collaborations between industry pharmacists and colleagues
in clinical, academic and government areas have been a key factor in the
growth of our profession. The unprecedented opportunity to take
advantage of the exciting scientific and business careers within the
industry is bolstered by the growth of educational and experiential
opportunities provided by colleges of pharmacy and other academic
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing:
Provide drug information to doctors and pharmacies while driving the
"business" of pharmacy that returns profit for further
research and development of new drugs.
In addition to filling prescriptions, many community pharmacists
also provide diagnostic screening for high blood pressure and
cholesterol and help manage medication for diseases like diabetes and
asthma. Surveys indicate that by the year 2020, the demand for
pharmacists across the nation will require 150,000 more pharmacists than
are working today.
Emergency Room Pharmacist:
Responsible for learning what types of medications a patient maybe
be taking prior to their ER visit. The ER pharmacists are critical in
avoiding medication errors and drug interactions that may put patients
Teach those who have major surgeries, such as transplants, to learn
how to use their complicated medication regiments at home. These
patients are given very potent medicines that suppress their immune
systems. As such, the clinical pharmacist has to measure the amounts of
medicine in the patients' organ to watch for signs of toxicity,
rejection, side effects or drug interactions.
As patients age, their bodies have less ability to tolerate the
multiple prescription drugs they are taking. Consulting pharmacists
coordinate with patients and their doctors to select and monitor the
best drug therapy.
With a background in pharmacy, one can pursue genetic research to
develop more effective medications with few side effects.
Enable doctors to use diagnostic scanning devices to detect possible
problems in a patients' body by preparing the radioisotopes used.
Med Van Pharmacist:
In a growing number of cities around the country, medical mobile
units provide the homeless and low-income families with basic healthcare
Production Management: packaging and quality assurance:
Most prescription drugs today are mass-produced on a mechanical
production line. Pharmacists and technicians maintain the quality
control of the ingredients, the compounding and packaging of these
Every state has one or two regional control centers manned around
the clock. Pharmacists are on-call to help.
Specialization in the area of pharmacy for animals.
More work coming soon