Positions and Advancement Other options: open independent, local pharmacy Workplace Chain Store Hospital Entry-Level Position Staff level pharmacist Staff level pharmacist Advancement Pharmacy supervisor/store manager/manager at district or regional level/executive position within headquarters Supervisory/advisory positions
Job market expected to increase faster than average (17% between 2008 and 2018)
Increasing involvement in patient care calls for rapid growth of pharmaceutical jobs within medical care establishments
*This graph does not portray the expected growth of pharmaceutical careers, but is related to the pharmaceutical industry.
Advantages v. Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages Annual salary somewhere between $77,390 and $131,440 Completion of 6-8 years of college Classes in chemistry and mathematics Several exams must be completed, different in each state Clean work environment Relocating may be necessary Basically 9-5 job Not much room for advancement Help others Sometimes required to work nights, weekends, and holidays Increasing job opportunities