At the frontline of health care, and being one of the most trusted and accessible healthcare practitioners in Australia, pharmacists play an important role in keeping our communities healthy. They are the go-to medication experts, frequently accessed to maximise health and recovery. They help people live happier, healthier lives by providing important medication, disease and health maintenance advice.
A career in pharmacy will give you the opportunity to make a positive difference to the health of people and communities.
“Every time you consult or discuss with the patient, their medicines, their health, or how just how they're feeling that day, you are making a connection with them that has measurable effects. Every day I would come home from work in the community pharmacy and feel as though I've made a difference in someone's life.”
Selina Taylor, JCU Alumni and Community Pharmacist
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“Pharmacists are on the front line and we service the community in many ways. People are able to get many of their health care needs met at their local pharmacy and this helps to reduce the burden on the health care system, which is especially important when we have extra pressures such as the Covid-19 outbreak. Retail pharmacy is an evolving industry; there are always more services getting added to what we can provide to people.”
Vince Pappalardo, JCU Alumni and Owner of Wholelife Pharmacy
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