What is the future of pharmacy?
October 7, 2011 11:43 AM Subscribe
Is pharmacy worth the investment for a mid-20s career changer?
posted by infinityjinx to Work & Money (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine is interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy. He is hearing quite a bit, though, that the future of pharmacy is not as promising as it once was: there are too many new graduates, not enough jobs, pharmacists get no respect, salaries are not what they once were, etc. Are there any pharmacists or pharmacy students on MeFi who can comment on the future of the industry one way or another? Is it worth the investment of an additional 5+ years in school and the accompanying cost? Or will pharmacists be largely obsolete in 10 years? Would you recommend a different healthcare field over pharmacy (other than nursing, which is apparently not an option)? Right now he is considering both retail and hospital pharmacy.
Thanks for your help!