The pre-pharmacy major prepares students for pharmacy school. Pre-professional health programs require a solid and varied background in the sciences. Pre-pharmacy majors who decide not to pursue a pharmacy degree find employment in health-related industries. Many go on to become pharmacy technicians, medical technicians, or public health officials.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to pre-pharmacy majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist Clinical Pharmacist Community Pharmacist Emergency Medical Technician Environmental Health Specialist Forensic Scientist Home Health Aide Hospital Administrator Hospital Pharmacist Industrial Pharmacist Librarian, Health Sciences Mail-Order Pharmacist Manufacturer’s Agent, Pharmaceuticals Market Researcher Marketing Manager, Health Related Medical Assistant Medical Laboratory Technician Medical Technologist Medical Records Technician/Transcriptionist Nurse Nursing Aide Occupational TherapistOccupational Therapist Assistant Pharmacist Pharmacy Technician Physical Therapist Physician Assistant Professor Public Relations Specialist, Health Care Quality Control Inspector Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Substance Abuse Counselor Surgical Technologist
Career Opportunities in Health Care (OCC HEAL 2)Careers for Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit (OCC PT 30)Careers in Focus: Medical Technicians (OCC HEAL 34)Careers in Focus: Therapists (OCC HEAL 56)Careers in Health Care (OCC HEAL 4)Exploring Health Care Careers (OCC HEAL 8)Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers (OCC HEAL 26)Opportunities in Hospital Administration Careers (OCC HEAL 30)Opportunities in Pharmacy Careers (OCC HEAL 48)Opportunities in Physician Assistant Careers (OCC HEAL 52)
Ball State Department of Biology—Pre-Pharmacy Preparation: http://www.bsu.edu/web/biology/Pre-med/Pre-Pharmacy.htm Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: http://www.aacp.orgAmerican Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists: http://www.aaps.orgAmerican Pharmaceutical Association: http://www.aphanet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships-USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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