BEST Pharmacy Schools / Colleges / Degree Programs

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Pharmacy There are a number of accredited schools and colleges available that can prepare you for a career in the field of pharmacy. Pharmacists are responsible for dispensing prescriptions, maintaining records, preparing drug therapies, and educating patients about the side effects, dosage, and interactions between other medications.

You can train to become a community pharmacist, hospital or institutional pharmacist, managed-care pharmacist, academic pharmacist, consulting pharmacist, pharmaceutical researcher, and much more. With an accredited degree and pharmacist license you can find employment in hospitals, drug stores, health insurance companies, grocery stores, public health care agencies, and much more.



Pharmacy degree programs are offered from some of the best medical schools and other fully accredited educational facilities. Students looking to start a career as a pharmacist can train in areas like math, chemistry, physics, biology, humanities, business management, ethics, and more. As a professional pharmacist and degree holder you can obtain a license and be able to work in a variety of areas including department stores, medical and surgical hospitals, pharmacies, and other health care related facilities.

Pharmacy Certification

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics shows that many states require pharmacy assistants to pass a certification exam. Pharmacy certification is for pharmacy assistants not pharmacists but certification can be beneficial to those looking to obtain a career as a pharmacist in the future. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board provides technicians with the certification necessary for employment while improving their skills and knowledge.

Pharmacy Technician

With an accredited pharmacy technician degree program students can learn to assist in the preparation of prescriptions, perform administrative duties, count pills, label bottles, stock shelves, answer phones, and more. Schools and colleges that offer certification for pharmacy technicians provide students the opportunity to study terminology, bookkeeping, pharmaceutical techniques, law and ethics, pharmaceutical calculations, and more. There are several educational programs that offer the training necessary to obtain the certificate or associates degree needed to be a pharmacy technician.


Accreditation is proof that a school or college can provide a quality education that meets a specific set of standards. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is one of several agencies approved to provide full accreditation to educational facilities that offer an education in the pharmaceutical field.


Select a program from the menu above to explore your educational options. Contact several schools and colleges today and request more information regarding a pharmacy education and career.

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