What are the pros and cons of working in the pharmaceutical industry?
- many different jobs you can do as a pharmacist: work in retail (CVS, etc), hospital setting (inpatient pharmacy, transitions of care), clinics (diabetes, oncology), pharmaceutical industry (marketing, medical affairs, regulatory, clinical development), just to name a few
- high paying salary
- rewarding career
- competitive market with a lot of pharmacist graduating every year
- many students do 1-2 years of residency and/or fellowship after graduating pharmacy school in order to have the career they want
- 6 years of schooling generally means higher loans
They have created a high oversupply of pharmacists and there is strong chance you will graduate to unemployment and face financial ruin from the high student loans you will accumulate.
With the expansion in pharmacy schools with little or no job expansion you will most likely be unemployed with a very high student load debt leading to financial ruin.