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Pharmacists may be employed in hospitals, clinics, or community pharmacies. Other employment opportunities might include being sales representatives for drug manufacturers and wholesalers, teaching pharmacy colleges, developing new medicines, editing & writing articles for pharmaceutical journals, and administrative work.

Educational Qualifications

To obtain a license to practice pharmacy, students must complete a bachelor’s degree and enroll in an accredited pharmacy school, pass the state board exam and complete an internship under a registered pharmacist.

Job Outlook

Jobs in the field of pharmacy are expected to grow by25% through the year 2014.

Entering Salary

The national average income for pharmacists is $88,650 and the average California income is $97,260.

Entering Salary

Anesthesiologist assistants typically work a 40 hour week, with options for on-call, evening or weekend assignments. Salaries, scope of practice and job descriptions are identical to certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) when working within the Anesthesia Care Team. Starting salaries vary by region but typically range from $110,000 - $120,000

Career information adapted from:

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh

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Department of Pre-Health Professions

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