A lot of people think that pharmacists just stick a label on the box, but that's not the case at all. There’s just so many different avenues and opportunities available to pharmacists that not many people are aware of. Pharmacy is a really interesting degree that can take you many places.
Kiralee Gross, 2019 JCU graduate, current intern at Cairns Private Hospital
It’s great that there are options to work in a variety of settings. I’ve personally worked in community, industry and hospital and have worked in Australia and in the UK.
Marissa Ryan, JCU Graduate, Cancer Services Team Leader Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
Gain transferable skills
Pharmacy is a fantastic foundational degree that produces graduates with sound chemistry and biology underpinnings, as well as a strategic mindset that prepares you well for the role of health service manager.
As a pharmacist you learn to multi-task and you are taught to drill into detail and then simultaneously step back and have a look at the bigger picture as well. Those skills are ideal for any strategic, high level tasks.
Eddie Gacitua, JCU Graduate, Cocos & Christmas Island Health Service Manager
Pharmacists are also sought-after members of research teams, whether that be for medicine development or agriculture bio-security.
I found that the scientific background I gained from my pharmacy degree came in handy for the research and development side of the agricultural industry…Whether you stay in community or hospital pharmacy, or do something completely different like I did, a degree in pharmacy can set you up for life.
Anthony Curro, JCU Graduate, Regional Coordinator for Sugar Research Australia