USC Pre-Pharmacy Announcements

Careers in Pharmacy

Some of the career fields in pharmacy include Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Compounding Pharmacy, Long-Term Care Pharmacy, Academia, etc., with specialties in Pediatrics, Cardiology, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nuclear Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care and many more.

Pharmacy is ranked #2 as the “Most Honest & Ethnical Profession” according to Dec. 2-6, 2015 Gallup Poll.   Pharmacists will be in demand as the increase in prescription medication will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical sciences according to the U.S. Bureau of Labors Statics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labors Statics, the average salary for a pharmacist is $121, 500.

The USC Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) program requires at least 66 hours of undergraduate study (typically two years) followed by four academic years of professional study.

For more information on pharmacy careers, click “Career Information” or “Career Profiles