When you think of a pharmacist, you may envision a professional in a white coat dispensing your prescriptions, or a professional in a hospital setting, ensuring that patients receive the medications they need.
But did you know there are other more lucrative career paths that someone with a Pharm.D. degree can take, including clinical research positions in clinical research, drug safety and pharmacovigilance? Although pharmacists who pursue these types of research careers are still a minority, their ranks are on a rapid upswing as they work with organizations to develop and test pharmaceutical compounds, monitor the ongoing safety of medicines and provide the required expertise in this clinical setting.
Here are five reasons you should consider a career in clinical research as a pharmacist: