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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:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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



Resume Verbs for Pharmacy

Resume and CV Writing for Pharmacy

Reference Page

Interviewing Tips for Pharmacy

Sample Interview Questions for Pharmacy Candidates


Register and use BEARlink to search for internships and jobs posted specifically for Mercer students.


Other relevant job posting boards are below:


Pharmacy Society


Indeed Job Search

Related Occupations: 

Chief Pharmacist                                                     
Clinical Pharmacist 
Clinical Researcher 
Drug Information Specialist 
Hospital Pharmacist 
Licensed Pharmacist 
Market Researcher 
Medical Science Liaison 
Nuclear Pharmacist 
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 
Public Relations Specialist 
Quality Control Inspector 
Retail Pharmacist 
Scientific Researcher 
Staff Pharmacist 
Technical Writer 


Types of Employers - Private and Non-Profit: 

Clinical Research Organizations 
Community Pharmacies 
Educational Institutions 
Health Care Clinics 
Health Care Products Manufacturers 
Health Maintenance Organizations 
Home Infusion Companies 
Nursing Homes 
Pharmaceutical Companies 
Retail Pharmacies 
Research Foundations 
Testing Labs

Professional Organizations:
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

Government Agencies: 
Employment for pharmacists can be found in government. 

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Administration 
Armed Forces 
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 
Peace Corps 
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.)