On the Front Lines of Healthcare. Pharmacists are key members of the healthcare team who work closely with physicians to choose the best medications for their patients. Pharmacists also ensure that patients are taking their medications correctly and are alert for dangerous side effects and interactions with other drugs a patient might be taking.
In Demand. The number of roles that pharmacists play is on the rise, and the demand is likely to stay strong. Pharmacist was number three on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best jobs of 2013. The average salary for a pharmacist in North Carolina is nearly $120,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pharmacy is one of the seven majors that can put you in the top 1 percent of earners the article says.
The Medication Information Expert. Physicians consult pharmacists to determine the best way to use medication to treat patients. Pharmacists ensure that people are taking the medicines they need and that those medications won't be harmful to them.
Respected and Trusted. Pharmacists are among the most approachable and accessible healthcare workers and are seen as one of the most honest and ethical professions.
Leaders in Discovery. Pharmacists work at pharmaceutical companies, research universities, and government agencies to find new and better treatments for diseases.