Every year, U.S. News and World Report
compiles a list of the best jobs based on employment projections, room for growth, stability and more. Pharmacist was ranked No. 3 on this year’s list, for those individuals “looking for a relatively well-paying, fast-growing job in the health care sector that requires a mix of technical, organizational and people skills.”
The report cites that an aging population and increasingly complex medications will keep the industry growing for many years to come. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 25.4 percent employment growth for pharmacists between 2010 and 2020, with the field adding 69,700 new jobs. In addition, with innovative focal points, such as medication therapy management, just beginning to emerge, pharmacists will continue improving upon their profession and providing quality patient care well into the future.