There has never been a better time for students to consider a rewarding career in pharmacy. The demand for trained pharmacy professionals has dramatically increased in recent years due to the rapid growth of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially for the growing elderly population. The number of pharmacists in healthcare services is also increasing as pharmacists become more actively involved in drug therapy decision-making for patients of all ages.
If you enjoy working with people, excel in science and would like a rewarding career in healthcare, PHARMACY may be the right career for you!
Is Pharmacy for You? Video Competition - Winning videos from a competition in which pharmacy faculty and students produced videos answering the question, “Is pharmacy for you?”
Student Brochure - A brochure for students interested in pharmacy careers.
Pharmacy Handout - One page summary about pharmacy education and careers.
ExploreHealthCareers.org - A free resource on health careers, enrichment programs and financial aid.
Top Ten Reasons to Become a Pharmacist
Pharmacy Slide Show - Pharmacy career options and educational requirements for admission as well as information about PharmCAS.
Role of a Pharmacist
Pharm.D. Degree - Information about the Doctor of Pharmacy degree curriculum, including length of study, goals of the degree program and major areas of instruction.
Job Outlook for Pharmacists
Pharmacists Play an Increasing Role in Direct Patient Care
Bureau of Labor Statistics on Pharmacists - Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010.
AAAS Partnership for Science Literacy - The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) campaign to bring science and families together.
My First Day - Minnesota Hospital Association Web site gives high school students a look at healthcare careers.
NIH Office of Science Education - National Institutes of Health (NIH) site for students to explore science and medical career opportunities.
Pharmacists: Unsung Heroes - "Pharmacists: Unsung Heroes" is a one-hour documentary that explores the indispensable link pharmacists have between healthcare and patient medication use. The documentary traces the history and developments of pharmacy while providing a deeper understanding of the resources provided by pharmacists in hopes of encouraging more people to enter the field whether in community pharmacy, research or academia.
Try Science - Site designed to promote an interest in science to children.