Pharmacy is a healthcare profession requiring a high level of education and training. Pharmacy offers a wide diversity of job opportunities where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of sectors including Community Pharmacy, Primary Care Trusts, Hospital Pharmacy, Industry and Academia. A career in pharmacy offers you:
Tomorrow’s Pharmacist has been providing readers of The Pharmaceutical Journal with information about a career in pharmacy since its launch in April this year. The PJ has increased its bank of resources, including a bloggers’ section and a section that looks at employment options in the community and hospital sector, as well as background information on various parts of the UK.
Company focus: Information that will help decide whether the ethos of various companies lines up with an individuals expectations.
Trust focus: Information about various NHS trusts and what they say about themselves.
Local knowledge: Information about house prices, schooling, etc, in an area.
Students’ Corner (published in association with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association) allows UK pharmacy students to read about what other students get up to, events of interest, such as BPSA conferences, and news that may affect their course or entry to the profession. Additionally, students are invited to voice their thoughts on “students’ corner”.
Career options. The myth that pharmacists are either confined to a high street community pharmacy or in a hospital is simply not true. The “career options” section gives readers a chance to read about pharmacists working in different sectors of pharmacy. Some of these careers include regulatory affairs; edical writing/pharmacy journalism; politics; and prison pharmacy
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has a website area dedicated to providing information about a career in pharmacy. This is a useful resource for students interested in studying pharmacy as it contains web links to all the Schools of Pharmacy across the UK. The website area also contains information for those who may be interested in a career change into the pharmacy profession or pharmacists seeking to return to the profession following a career break.