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What is Pharmacy? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU College of Pharmacy

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy, according to Google, is "the science or practice of the preparation and dispensing of medicinal drugs."

The College of Pharmacy has been an integral part of Oregon State University for more than 100 years, and we continue to play an important role in helping the university achieve its strategic goals and vision. The college is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Through the research and teaching of our world-renowned faculty, we seek to promote healthier, better lives for the people of Oregon. We recognize that the field of pharmacy is expanding and evolving, and we strive to offer the tools and knowledge that our students will need to adapt and thrive in tomorrow’s pharmacy profession.

Related Careers

Academic Pharmacist Nutrition Support Pharmacist
Anesthesiologist Oncology Pharmacist
Biologist Operating Room Pharmacist
Biomedical Equipment Technician Pediatric Pharmacist
Chemical Technician Pharmaceutical Distributer
Chemist Pharmaceutical Researcher
Clinical Specialist Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Community Pharmacist Pharmacist
Compounding Pharmacist Pharmacologist
Consulting Pharmacist Pharmacy technician
Dentist Physical Therapist
Drug Information Specialist Physician
Government Agency Pharmacist Physician Assistant
Hospice Pharmacist Poison Control Pharmacist
Hospital & Institutional Pharmacist Professor
Hospital Administrator Psychiatric Pharmacist
Independent Community Pharmacist Public Health Specialist
Industrial Pharmacist Registered Pharmacist
Infectious Disease Pharmacist Regulatory Pharmacist
Managed-care Pharmacist Technical Writer
Medical Laboratory Technician Veterinary Pharmacist
Nuclear Pharmacist  

Related Skills

Ability to Follow Deadlines Organization Skills
Attention to Detail People Skills
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Strong Math & Science Background
Flexible Teamwork Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

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Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

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Pharmacist: Career Information

The Real Life of a Pharmacist

Professional Association Links

Oregon Society of Health-System Pharmacists

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Miscellaneous Links

Hospital Pharmacist -A news and entertainment Web magazine intended to inform, educate and entertain hospital pharmacists across the United States … and beyond. The Hospital Pharmacist offers this community a place to gather, gain new insight from colleagues, stay abreast of the latest industry news, and share experiences of what it’s like to live and work as a hospital pharmacist, on both a personal and professional level. It’s where hospital pharmacists can find a mix of news from around the world, human-interest stories, career advice, investigative pieces, job profiles and medical research – all specifically focused on the hospital pharmacist.

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Pharmacy Journal

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