What do you think about this article? Rate it using the stars above and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Pharmaceutical jobs are among the fastest growing career fields in the nation. Whether you are interested in research and development, sales or being a pharmacist, there are many ways of learning more about this exciting industry.

1. Reading books and online information about pharmaceutical jobs is one of the easiest ways to find out more about pharmaceutical job opportunities. Books such as ''Opportunities in Pharmacy Careers'' by Fred B. Gable and ''Pharmacy: Career Planning and Professional Opportunities'' by T. Donald Rucker are great resources in finding out about pharmaceutical jobs and are both available online. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists many important facts and figures about pharmaceutical jobs.

2. Step right up and talk to your local pharmacist. When they can carve a few minutes out of their busy days, ask them what they like and dislike about their jobs. In particular ask what kind of training they went through as many pharmaceutical jobs require extensive school work. Interning in a pharmacy is also a great way to see the day to day operations and determine if this is the right field for you.

3. Research and visit colleges or universities that have accredited pharmacy programs. The American Association of College of Pharmacy provides a list of accredited pharmacy schools or programs on its website. Depending on which pharmaceutical job you want, you may only need an Associates' degree, so don't rule out local community colleges. Some pharmaceutical jobs, however, require more advanced degrees and several more years of schooling.

4. Attend pharmacy-related trade shows, groups or meetings. Research to find out what the local pharmacy professional groups are up to in your area then make plans to be there. Pharmaceutical jobs, as most other jobs, are often gotten through making good contacts. Many of these events may also feature information specifically for people who are just exploring pharmaceutical job opportunities.

5. Read up on pharmaceutical jobs through industry publications. ''Pharmacy Times,'' ''Rx Times'' and ''Drug Store News'' are three publications that can give you plenty of information about pharmaceutical jobs of all types. Many of these publications also offer free trial subscriptions or low-cost subscriptions for students. Not only will they have up to date news on pharmaceutical jobs and new products, these publications also very often serve to publicize events coming up in your area.
If this article has helped you in some way, will you say thanks by sharing it through a share, like, a link, or an email to someone you think would appreciate the reference.

Popular tags:

 advanced degrees  US Bureau of Labor Statistics  pharmacists  pharmacy schools  colleges  operations  drugs  community colleges

EmploymentCrossing is great because it brings all of the jobs to one site. You don't have to go all over the place to find jobs.
Kim Bennett - Iowa,
  • All we do is research jobs.
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 1,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
PharmaceuticalCrossing - #1 Job Aggregation and Private Job-Opening Research Service — The Most Quality Jobs Anywhere
PharmaceuticalCrossing is the first job consolidation service in the employment industry to seek to include every job that exists in the world.
Copyright © 2022 PharmaceuticalCrossing - All rights reserved. 168