Print

Health Careers >> Browse Articles >> Pharmacy

+3

Pharmacy Specialties

Pharmacy Specialties

(Source: Creative Commons)

Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer

Pharmacists seeking career opportunities beyond traditional pill-dispensing roles at the local drugstore or hospital have many options available to them. From education and research to pharmaceutical production and consulting, the pharmacy field encompasses many disciplines, all of which relate to knowledge of drug therapies.

Here’s a look at some of these pharmacy specialties:

Could You Be the Perfect Pharmacy Technician?

1. What sort of work hours are you looking for?

9-5 sounds right to me!
12 on, 12 off.
As few as possible.

Academic Pharmacists

These specialists work in colleges of pharmacy as teachers, researchers and consultants for industry organizations.

Ambulatory Pharmacists

An ambulatory pharmacist’s responsibility is to manage patients at risk for drug-related problems, such as adverse reactions. They also supervise patients with chronic diseases, including diabetes and asthma, and those unlikely to take their medication or to take it as prescribed. Ambulatory pharmacists work in outpatient clinics, psychiatric wards and in specialties such as HIV or renal transplantation.

Compounding Pharmacists

Compounding pharmacists prepare customized prescription medications to meet individual patient needs. They also prepare, mix, assemble, package and label drugs and devices.

Consultant Pharmacists

Also known as long-term-care pharmacists, these professionals make sure residents of extended-care facilities get the correct dose of medication at the right frequency. Consultant pharmacists also work in subacute care, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and in home- and community-based care.

Critical-Care Pharmacists

These pharmacists play a major role in hospital intensive-care units, working with lifesaving drugs. They optimize each patient’s drug therapy and go on rounds with doctors to ensure patients don’t experience adverse reactions. They also help doctors choose the most beneficial, cost-effective medication.

Drug Information Pharmacists

These pharmacists help hospitals answer queries about the best use of drug therapies. They also write and compile articles for scientific journals and continuing-education materials.

Home-Care Pharmacists

Home-care pharmacists are similar to their hospital counterparts in that they prepare medications and educate patients on medication use and storage at home.


+3
  • Photo_user_blank_big

    mk2013

    10 months ago

    372 comments

    Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/
    Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/
    Ralph Lauren Outlet , http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/
    Polo Outlet Online, http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/
    Polo Outlet, http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/
    Ralph Lauren UK, http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/
    Cheap Ralph Lauren UK, http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/
    Cheap Ralph Lauren Sale, http://www.ralphelaurenpolo.com/

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    mmaaria

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    I was addicted to drugs, but with anguish and perseverance we will succeed. but i fear that I will always back to the old mistakes. the idea is to have friends, to communicate, get out, to not stay alone, these are some tips given to me from Narconon Vista Bay.

  • U_2677753631_1558895431_fm_0_gp_0_max50

    lvkaimin

    about 4 years ago

    18 comments

    Yes, no matter how hard I disguise, but only Cheap Louis Vuitton Pursein the BLOG, I dareOutlet Louis Vuitton to face their own heart: I love him. Both Louis Vuitton Handbagsgentle teenager's uncle, or a handsome man now.

  • ____max50

    JohnHabby

    about 4 years ago

    30 comments

    Farther more than 10 % of the price of the discount juicy couture. This coupon will help to save more If yes then first you have to make this thing clear in your mind that leather handbags are costly. If you are ready to have a defected purse or juicy couture tracksuit if it is offered at a discounted price. For sure in the end you'll be satisfied and happy with your personality of coach outlet.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    stellaandrews01

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Oh I came to know all specialties of pharmacy which I have not read before.It seems that there is very good scope in Pharmacy career.Many people are interested in it now.It is good that you have also described every specialty.

    Improve swing golf fitness

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    ashleyreid08

    over 4 years ago

    50 comments

    Hey I did not know such specialties in pharmacists.It is good to know about it.I think that there are so many benefits of becoming a pharmacist.Pharmacists provide service to others.They also get good amount of money and they have also a wide choice.

    bariatric surgery

AllHealthcare School Finder

Save time in your search for a healthcare degree program. Use AllHealthcare's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.