"The Mercer Career Management Center is an excellent resource to use when writing or updating your CV or Resume. They provide lots of valuable feedback in a timely manner that enhances the look and overall quality of this very important document. I highly recommend their services for whatever career help you may need!"
- Pharmacy Student
Choosing a Career in Pharmacy.
Pharmacy is a health profession concerned with assuming responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy in patients, the compounding and dispensing of medications, and the generation and transmission of knowledge about the proper selection and use of drugs and their effects on humans. While everyone is familiar with the community pharmacist, career opportunities also exist with the pharmaceutical industry, hospital pharmacies, government agencies, and educational organizations, as well as in nursing homes, HMOs, clinics, home health care, and nuclear pharmacies.
Two great resources for making decisions regarding type of pharmacy practice that is a good fit for you are:
- APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals - an assessment rating important aspects you want to find in your choice of pharmacy practice and employers.
- Where Do Pharmacists Work? - a description of multiple areas of pharmacy practice
(The following samples are to be used as guides, not copied.)
Resume Sample - 1st Year Pharmacy 1
Resume Sample- 1st Year Pharmacy 2
Resume Sample- 3rd Year Pharmacy
Resume Sample- 4th Year Pharmacy
Register and use BEARlink to search for internships and jobs posted specifically for Mercer students.
Other relevant job posting boards are below:
Drug Information Specialist
Medical Science Liaison
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Public Relations Specialist
Quality Control Inspector
Types of Employers - Private and Non-Profit:
Clinical Research Organizations
Health Care Clinics
Health Care Products Manufacturers
Health Maintenance Organizations
Home Infusion Companies
Professional organizations and associations are also places to look for employment.
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
American Pharmaceutical Association
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Georgia Pharmacy Association
Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
National Community Pharmacists Association
National Pharmaceutical Association
Employment for pharmacists can be found in government.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Administration
Bureau of Prisons
Center for Disease Control
Department of Health and Human Services
Drug Enforcement Administration
Food and Drug Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration
Indian Health Service
National Institute of Health
U.S. Public Health Service
Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Service Pharmacy Recruiters
Employment Opportunities and resources can also be found on the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences web site.
Additional information will be available in August.
Click here to register BEARlink, (You will need to register on BEARlink in order to sign up for the On Campus interviews. Please contact the Office of Career Management at 678-547-6023 to obtain the password.)