The Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute
of Public Health program offers the Doctor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science, Master
of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. With its main campus in Tallahassee,
Florida, it is the only pharmacy program in the United States with a fully accredited
Institute of Public Health. The college has additional practice centers in Jacksonville,
Davie, Tampa, and Crestview, which support the infrastructure for the college's statewide
commitment to pharmacy education and public service.
Pharmacists aid people who are experiencing health abnormalities within a myriad of
Pharmacists develop and manage medication therapy regimens to improve the quality
of life of the patients they serve.
Pharmacists work in a wide range of settings such as clinics, hospitals, health centers,
community pharmacies, home infusion, out-patient infusion centers, nuclear pharmacies, regulatory agencies, public health
organizations, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmacist Salary Expectations
In 2022, the average Pharmacists made:
an average of $63.82 an hour
$132,750 per year
The states with the highest employment rates for Pharmacists are:
Pharmacist Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Qs)
Q:What is a pharmacist's work schedule like? A:It varies depending on the setting. For example, hospitals are open 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, and 365 days. There may be times when you work on holidays, weekends,
evenings, and overnight. On the other hand, clinics are usually open weekdays during
traditional work hours.
Q:How long does it take to complete pharmacy school? A:Four years
Q:After graduation, can a pharmacist start working immediately? A: There are board exams that must be passed to practice pharmacy. Some jobs require
post-doctoral training, such as a residency or a fellowship, which can be an additional
year or two years after graduating.