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Prescription for success
Get into pharmacy school : Rx for success!
William Douglas Figg and Cindy H. Chau.
New York, N.Y. : Kaplan Publishing, c2007.
  1. Includes index.
  2. "The expert advice you need to get into the pharmacy school you want"--Cover.
  3. "The insider's guide to getting into pharmacy school"--Back cover.
  4. Is pharmacy school for you? -- Planning for pharmacy school -- Applying to pharmacy school-navigating the process -- Preparing for your career in pharmacy -- Financing your degree -- Resources.
     
Opportunities in pharmacy careers
Fred B. Gable.
Chicago : VGM Career Books, c2004.
"OPPORTUNITIES IN . . . SERIES PROVIDES VALUABLE CAREER INSIGHT TO STUDENTS AND JOB SEEKERS!." . The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in . . . explores a vast range of professions.. . Each book offers: . . The latest information on a field of interest . Training and education requirements for each career . Salary statistics for different positions within each field . Up-to-date professional and Internet resources . And much more . . . . .
     
Pharmacy technician career starter
Felice Primeau Devine.
New York : LearningExpress, c2002.
In addition to its excellent job prospects, a career as a pharmacy technician can lead to an exciting future as a registered pharmacist. Pharmacy Technician Career Starter details everything necessary to discover this exciting career: you'll discover the different facets of a pharmacy technician's job, find essential information on a range of training programs, and learn how to earn your certification with information on the exam, test tips, and sample questions. You'll find everything you need to know about financing your education, uncover how to conduct a successful job search, and how to ultimately succeed in your career.
     

The number of prescriptions being written increases each year.  Thus, the need for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy aides is likely to increase.

College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy, founded in 1864, is the oldest college of pharmacy west of the Mississippi.

Over 90% of St. Louis area pharmacists graduated from the College.

(visit the College)

Today those in the pharmacy profession do much more than dispense medications.  Working in partnership with other medical prescribers, they take an active role in monitoring medication therapy, consult on patient care and work within their communities conducting wellness programs.

You will find today's pharmacy professionals working at retail pharmacies. ncreasingly they can also be found in hospital pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry, and in the classroom. Opportunities exist in research and sales.

Pharmacy professionals speciailize by taking additional coursework, get certified, or participate in a residency to increase their marketability.

Be a pharmacist

Help people get well
Work directly with patients
Variety of career opportunities
Job stability
Respected occupation

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Specialities could be:

  • Critical-Care Pharmacists
    Work with doctors in hospitals to ensure patients get the best care and most helpful, cost-effective drugs.
  • Pediatric Pharmacists
    Specialize in medications used to treat or prevent conditions in children.
  • Pharmacy Benefit Managers
    Administer prescription drug programs for insurance companies and negotiate discounts and rebates with drug manufacturers.

Education needed for careers in this profession range from on-the-training to baccalaureate and doctor of pharmacy degrees.

Those interested in helping people get, and stay, healthy will find the pharmacy profession worth exploring.

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff