By Chandler Meyer

Description of job duties preformed

They prepare medicine and review and interpret the physicians orders. They have to dispense medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals.

Educational Requirements or training for entry level and to advance in career

AnalyingAnalyzing Information , Administering Medication, Judgment, Verbal Communication, FDA Health Regulations, Pharmacology, Managing Processes, Legal Compliance, Productivity, Quality Focus, Attention to Detail

Personal skills and requirements

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Good memory
  • Counseling

Salary or Wages

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average Pharmacist salary is $106,410 annually. The highest-paid pharmacists earn more than $131,440 per year, and even the lowest-paid pharmacists are paid $77,390. The average hourly pay is 62.59

Advantages or benefits

  • Free prescription delivery to your home or office along with a follow-up call to ensure satisfaction.
  • Assistance in obtaining funding through patient assistance programs.
  • Ongoing clinical and educational support.
  • Refill reminder services available for you or your caregiver.
  • Complementary supplies, as needed, for disease management programs.
  • Drug coverage verification completed on your behalf.
  • Caring, personalized service.

Disadvantages or difficult parts of this career

Prescription drug abuse has become a common problem in our society. People of all ages and cultural backgrounds,use tranquilizers, stimulants, and narcotic painkillers. You must be on the lookout for people who are trying to take or receive prescriptions improperly. In some cases, these people may become rude or aggressive towards you.

Outlook for this career in the future

It is a very positive outlook! The demand for trained pharmacy professionals has increased in past years due to the rapid growth of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially for the growing elderly population.

Promotion or advancement opportunities

You can get store ownership or hospital management advancements if you are good at the job.

High School courses you can take to prepare for this career

Classes that would be very helpful would be.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus

Related Careers

  • Advanced practice nurse
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Chemist
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College that offers the program

Mayo medical school has this program. Information about this college is that it's in Rodchestor, MN. Enrollment there is 517 on average per year.

Open positions of this career


Yes, I believe this career would be very fitting for me and that it applies to my aptitudes, skills, and interest. I would like this career because I am very interested in Chemistry and Biology. I selected this career because other members of my family are in the medical field and I would like to continue that.