Career Opportunities in Rural Pharmacy
There is a high demand for rural pharmacists as they are a vital part of the community, and therefore there is no shortage of employment opportunities! In fact its common practice for pharmacies in these areas to try and employ students as soon as they complete their course.
More than ever, there is a need for more pharmacists in country areas and a shortage of skilled pharmacists means there are jobs waiting to be filled in the bush.
No longer the domain of pill dispensers in white coats standing behind the counter, pharmacy in regional, rural and remote areas affords more personal contact, more rewards and more satisfying work in an environment that is often more profitable than the city.
Working as a pharmacist in a rural or regional hospital provides opportunities not available in metropolitan hospitals. Hospitals in rural and regional towns are vital to the community, and as such those who work there become important members of the community.
Pharmacists in rural and regional areas develop close working relationships with other healthcare professionals in the community and have a great deal of variety in their work - it might involve management and administrative duties, combined with clinical pharmacy activities.
For students from regional, rural and remote locations, pharmacy offers graduates the opportunity to continue to enjoy the benefits of a country lifestyle while working in a prestigious and lucrative career.