Pharmaceutical Sciences Major - Career Outcomes

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

Employers

  • 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.