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Explore Job Roles: Pharmacists

Learn about the average salary, relevant studies, related questions, and common path after college to becoming a Pharmacist.

What is a Pharmacist?

A Pharmacist is someone who dispenses prescription medication and offers knowledge to patients.

Where does a Pharmacist work?

  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Stores where pharmacies are located (drug stores, grocery stores)

How much does a Pharmacist make?

Based on real new grad salaries reported through Handshake, the median annual salary for a Pharmacist is $85,000.

What majors are typically interested in becoming Pharmacists?

One’s major doesn’t necessarily determine their career, but these are some common majors of those who end up pursuing this career path.

  • Chemistry majors
  • Biology majors
  • Physics majors

Pharmacist skills and competencies:

On top of a relevant degree and formal training, here are some professional skills that can help aspiring Pharmacists succeed in their work:

  • Evaluation and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of EHR systems
  • Detail oriented

What are some common questions about Pharmacists?

Q: How long does it take to be a Pharmacist?

A: 8 years.

Check out the top 10 entry level jobs for pharmaceutical majors.

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