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Is a career in pharmacy worth it?

Hey all,

Just wanted your tips and advice please. I’m considering a career change, just wanted to know if a career in pharmacy is worth it, is it a stable career, can the qualifications required to gain a career be obtained easily. Would finding a job within this sector be easy or hard.
Reply 1
Massively worth it. The role of Pharmacists is changing dramatically with new prescribing powers and this will continue to develop over the next few years. There is a shortage of Pharmacists - no shortage of work!

Useful reading :
Community pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
Hospital pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
FAQ: reforms to the initial education and training of pharmacists | General Pharmaceutical Council (pharmacyregulation.org)
Choosing between Pharmacy and Pharmacology (bath.ac.uk)
Original post by McGinger
Massively worth it. The role of Pharmacists is changing dramatically with new prescribing powers and this will continue to develop over the next few years. There is a shortage of Pharmacists - no shortage of work!

Useful reading :
Community pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
Hospital pharmacist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
FAQ: reforms to the initial education and training of pharmacists | General Pharmaceutical Council (pharmacyregulation.org)
Choosing between Pharmacy and Pharmacology (bath.ac.uk)


What type of apprenticeship would you recommend doing and where’s the best places to find them please
(edited 3 months ago)
Reply 3
You will need an MPharm degree to qualify as a Pharmacist.

There are trainee/apprenticeships in other roles within Pharmacy - examples :
Trainee Pharmacy Dispenser in Oundle, Market Place (224197BR) - Boots Jobs
Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk)
Original post by McGinger
You will need an MPharm degree to qualify as a Pharmacist.

There are trainee/apprenticeships in other roles within Pharmacy - examples :
Trainee Pharmacy Dispenser in Oundle, Market Place (224197BR) - Boots Jobs
Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk)

So it would require me having to do a degree completely or is there alternative ways…

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