What are the advantages of being a pharmacist?

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Pharmacists are in demand and are expected to have higher-than-average growth in the future.

One of the biggest advantages of being a pharmacist is that you'll be making significantly more than most careers - more than a teacher, a social worker, or even a nurse. Salaries start from $89,000 and go up to $147,350, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Job security is another positive - pharmaceutical careers are in demand and are expected to have higher-than-average growth in the future.

Yet another advantage is that pharmacists are often able to provide feedback on a medicine's side effects and/or a medicine's effectiveness - information that can be used in drug engineering and in technological and medical advances.

The job can be somewhat stressful at times, but it is less stressful than other medical professions. If you work in a small community, you will develop relationships with regular customers over a period of time, and see their progress as you work with them.

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