Careers in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical sciences will be in great demand as new innovations are being developed in medication production, drug therapy, and delivery systems for drugs. As a specialist in pharmaceutical sciences, you might aid in developing, manufacturing, and evaluating products such as tablets, capsules, ointments, and liquids for medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic use.

Career Options

  • Product development
  • Research
  • Production and manufacturing
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Technical services
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Packaging


  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Government agencies
  • Specialty laboratories
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Hospitals

A Promising Career Launch

Pharmaceutical sciences graduates can expect to earn an annual starting salary between $45,000 and $85,000, depending on level of experience and work setting.

A Foundation for Further Education

You will also be well prepared to pursue MS or PhD degrees as well as enter medical/osteopathic, dental, veterinary, or law programs.

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