With a pharmacy degree, you have many options for your future career. While most people think of a degree in pharmacy leading to a job as a pharmacist, there are also other health care sector jobs you can pursue, depending on your interests and gifts.
As a community pharmacist, you'll be responsible for distributing prescription medications to customers in private or retail pharmacies. Every day you'll interact with people face-to-face and give advice on minor illnesses and basic health information consumers need to improve their health care outcomes.
Most importantly, you'll be tasked with ensuring that all medications are correctly labelled, all dosages are correct, and liaising with physicians to ensure that every person gets accurate medications and instructions for their health needs.
A degree in pharmacy can be your first step towards a future in toxicological research. This career demands a firm foundation in the sciences, like biology and chemistry. And the curiosity to identify how chemicals can help, or harm, the human organism.
As a medical researcher, you'll be involved in conducting experiments that improve medications and medical interventions. As a researcher, you might also be a leader in developing new diagnostic methods, health interventions, or disease preventions.
Experience Has No Substitute
You know that hands-on experience is crucial for success in any health care career. At JCU, you'll have the opportunity to work in professional practices and clinical placements to use your knowledge and hone your skills.
Study in small classes under lecturers who take a personal interest in your development as a pharmacist. With over 600 hours of practical placement through your course, you'll graduate with the experience employers are looking for. As you work in the field of pharmacy, your training and knowledge will come together as you master the practical aspects of pharmaceutical practice.