A career in pharmacy may be just right for you if you are interested in medicine. Most people know pharmacists as the friendly people behind the counter who sell medicines in drug stores. But that's only one of the many different types of pharmacist jobs. The scope of pharmacy is wide and there are many career options you can choose from, such as a retail pharmacist and clinical pharmacists. In the USA, pharmacists can expect to make between $89,000 and $114,000 per annum depending upon their experience. This makes it quite a lucrative career. However, this is not the only reason you should consider a career in pharmacy. Demand for trained pharmacists is projected to grow at a faster rate than that of any other profession between now and 2020. To become a pharmacist, you must have a Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy). This 4-year professional degree includes courses in pharmacology and medical ethics. After completing the degree, you must obtain a license by passing two exams, the first in pharmacy skills and knowledge and the second in pharmacy law.
January 16, 2013