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Pharmacists Can

There Will Always Be A Need For Pharmacists. Pharmacists Can:

Improve Health Outcomes
  • Help patients feel better and get well as quickly as possible
  • Help patients understand medication adherence as part of a healthcare team
  • Use effective communication skills to counsel beyond medication-diet, lifestyle, exercise, etc.
  • You can make a big difference-maybe save someone's life.
Be The Frontline Of Healthcare
  • Be available at convenient times for patients throughout the day
  • Pharmacists can earn a license to administer vaccinations in all 50 states
  • Many states, including Pennsylvania, allow student pharmacists to provide pharmacy services under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist
  • Provide numerous other services including:
    • Asthma care
    • Blood pressure monitoring
    • Cholesterol screening
    • Diabetes disease management
    • Smoking cessation consultation
    • Bone density scans
    • Anticoagulation management clinics and more.
Enjoy Career Flexibility
  • Pharmacists work in numerous healthcare environments such as:
    • Retail, chain and independent pharmacies
    • Hospitals
    • Nursing homes
    • Managed care organizations
    • Pharmaceutical companies
    • Colleges and universities
    • Government agencies.
  • Find the perfect field, location, and hours to fit a desired lifestyle
  • There is always a need for pharmacists at all times
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities are almost endless.
Join An Expanding Field
  • Pharmacists are able to offer more patient services than ever before
  • The number of prescriptions filled increased from 1.9 million in 1992 to 4.1 billion in 2015 and the number is projected to continue rising to 4.7 billion in 2021, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • Help prescribers and patients decide what medicine will have the most beneficial results to improve outcomes and lower costs
  • Play an improtant role in helping the aging population understand complicated medication requirements and work in long-term care and geriatric settings.
Reap Many Other Benefits
  • Earn a good salary–$121,500 on average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Be well known in the community and have the respect of patients
  • Like physicians, have an advanced degree and help people live a healthy life
  • In general, have the ability to determine how to best set priorities and serve patients
  • Enjoy being a part of a close-knit community–among Duquesne University School of Pharmacy alumni and beyond.