Pharmacists Have a Bright Future

The nation’s pharmacists make pretty good money, and should have excellent job security, the U.S. Census Bureau Reports.

There are currently around 214, 665 pharmacists, and 21,617 pharmacy aides across the country. The median annual wage for pharmacists was $122,230 in May 2016.

To become a pharmacist, one must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a 4-year professional degree. They must also be licensed, which requires passing two exams.

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.

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