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Choosing Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina is a respected leader in education, research, and patient care. The College provides a premier pharmacy education by uniting nationally-recognized faculty and high-achieving students with the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center providing a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences. 

Some of the career fields in pharmacy include community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, long-term care pharmacy, and academia. Specialty areas include pediatrics, cardiology, oncology, infectious disease, ambulatory care, and many more. 

Aging baby-boomers, new drug products, expanded coverage, and other factors keep pharmacists in demand in the rapidly-growing Health care industry. One of the nation’s most trusted professions, pharmacy can offer the job satisfaction of becoming a leader in the community, pushing the bounds of innovation in science and Health care, and earning a comfortable compensation for providing a needed and appreciated service.

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy offers a helpful insight into pharmacy careers from a national perspective. Some of the resources prospective students might find interesting include: 

Top Ten Reasons to be a Pharmacist

From helping people get well to helping defend against bioterrorism, pharmacy is the right choice for millions of Health care providers. Top ten reasons

Careers in Pharmacy

Pharmacy offers a well-rounded career with multiple options, excellent opportunities and earning potential.

To assess the suitability of a pharmacy career for you, complete the APhA Career Pathways Evaluation.