Patient care or research?
We offer a number of degree programs and career options. Our largest program is our doctorate of pharmacy degree, or Pharm.D. Graduates of our Pharm.D. program are skilled medical experts in medicines and other treatments who work in hospitals, community pharmacies, clinics, specialty pharmacies and many other settings. Our Ph.D. and master’s programs focus on research in the pharmaceutical sciences. VCU School of Pharmacy offers the only Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences program in Virginia.
A great career in medicine
Pharmacy is an exciting, dynamic health-care profession. Pharmacists are experts in medicines of all kinds. Pharmacists find careers in pharmaceuticals, nuclear pharmacy, psychiatric pharmacy, transplant medicine, and many more. Pharmacists love their jobs and report high satisfaction rates. The average pharmacist earns more than $120,000 a year. The unemployment rate in pharmacy is 2%. Employment in pharmacy is projected to grow by 6% by 2026 in the U.S.
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