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This news comes as no surprise to current pharmacist and student pharmacist alike. Pharmacists are repeatedly regarded as one of the most-respected professions due to the advanced degree required and patient accessibility. Better patient accessibility allows pharmacists ability to help a significant number of people and provide healthcare information in a setting that is often more comfortable for patients.
Pharmacists wear many hats within the healthcare profession, this allows for diverse career options from research to clinical positions. With this diversity comes flexibility of schedule, it is possible to find schedule to meet your needs whether this includes shift work or the typical 9 to 5. In addition pharmacist have a lot of autonomy to manage their priorities and serve patients.
Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services. The median salary is $122,230 with an unemployment rate of 2.0%.