Preparing for a career as a pharmacist

Pharmacy is a profession that often attracts students with a strong desire to connect with patients individually, and who enjoy using science to assess and solve problems. Pharmacy involves the application of science in a healthcare setting and incorporates the use of technology and skills in business, math, and counseling.

If you are thinking about becoming a pharmacist, you need to have very strong skills in math and science, and be able to complete a rigorous set of courses before starting pharmacy school. You will need to develop good communication and interpersonal skills for your work with patients.