I cannot imagine not needing expertise on medications in the future... the role of pharmacists may continue to change and adjust, but as long as there are illnesses, there will be medicines developed to treat and sometimes cure these diseases. Communication between pharmacist, nurse, physician and patient is very important and the pharmacist is an important member of the health care team both inpatient and outpatient. There are many opportunities in pharmacy besides retail or hospital. Volunteer or find a job that will expose you to pharmacy. If you are determined and willing to work hard, you can make a difference in the lives of many people. Good Luck!