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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Pharmacy



Pharmacy is a health profession concerned with assuming responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy in patients, the compounding and dispensing of medications, and the generation and transmission of knowledge about the proper selection and use of drugs and their effects on humans. While everyone is familiar with the community pharmacist, career opportunities also exist with the pharmaceutical industry, hospital pharmacies, government agencies, and educational organizations, as well as in nursing homes, HMOs, clinics, home health care, and nuclear pharmacies.

A 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD), an advanced professional degree, is offered and is currently the standard degree required for licensure in the United States. This degree is conferred after study in chemical biology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice and administration, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, and structured clinical experiences. The pharmacy faculty also offer graduate degrees of MS and PhD in chemical biology, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and industrial pharmacy, pharmacology, and toxicology.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Clinical Pharmacist Medical Science Liaison Radiopharmacist
Clinical Researcher Nuclear Pharmacist Scientific Researcher
Drug Information Specialist Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Staff Pharmacist
Hospital Pharmacist Pharmacy Technician Technical Writer
Licensed Pharmacist Public Relations Specialist Weight Reduction Specialist
Market Researcher Quality Control Inspector .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Clinical Research Organizations Health Care Products Manufacturers Nursing homes
Community Pharmacies Health Maintenance Organizations Pharmaceutical Companies
Educational Institutions Home Infusion Companies Research Foundations
Health Care Clinics Hospitals Testing Labs


Government Agencies
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Drug Enforcement Agency Peace Corps
Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Admin. Food and Drug Administration U.S. Armed Forces
Bureau of Prisons Health Resources & Services Admin. Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Service
Centers for Disease Control Indian Health Service .
Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Pharmacy
Organization Job Title
Independent Pharmacy Community Pharmacist

Ortho Pharmaceuticals Process Pharmacist

Princeton Medical Center Pharmacy Resident

RWJ University Hospital Pharmacy Resident

Schering Plough Professional Affairs Pharmacist

Thrift Drug Pharmacist

U.S. Air Force Staff Pharmacist


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Pharmacy
BASF Corporation Networking Planning & Operations

Business Development, Kos Pharmaceuticals (MBA) Director

Drug Information Center Director

Butler University Asst. Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Celgene Corp. (MBA) Assoc. Director

Clinical Operations, Celgene Corp. Assoc. Director

Ciba Geigy Corporation Manager

Clinical Studies, J&J Manager

Medical Affairs, Sankyo Pharmaceuticals Manager

Kennedy Memorial Hospital Dir. of Pharmacy

Lally, McFarland & Pantello (MBA) Account Supervisor

Merck & Co. Sr. Research Fellow

New Product Development, GlaxoSmithKline Team Leader

Ortho Biotech Regional Business Director

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Harvard Business School MBA

Rutgers Business School MBA

University of North Carolina MBA

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