Medication Experts on the Health-Care Team
You know that pharmacists fill prescriptions. But did you know that they also monitor blood pressure, administer vaccinations, advise physicians on medication regimens, and help patients manage chronic conditions?
Health care has been changing rapidly, and the role of the pharmacist has changed with it. Pharmacists are on the front lines of health care as medicines revolutionize the way we treat and manage diseases and other conditions. As the number of powerful and complex medications available increases, physicians and patients increasingly turn to pharmacists as the drug-information experts. Pharmacists provide an array of health-care services, including counseling patients and working closely with physicians to manage patient care.
If you like science and math, possess strong communication skills, enjoy problem-solving, and have a passion for helping people and serving the community, pharmacy could be a rewarding career choice for you.