There's no telling where a degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy will take you, but we can tell you where it’s taken some of our 4,000+ alumni.

Career Development

Career options as vast and varied as you are.

From traditional pharmacy jobs to non-traditional jobs outside of the industry, your hard work in pharmacy school gives you flexibility and marketability to work in a variety of industries. There is a need for pharmacists in a wide variety of work settings: community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, mail order pharmacy centers, managed care organizations, and government agencies (Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Public Health Service). What’s more, those with advanced pharmacy training can often move easily between these different areas. Pharmacy can offer many interesting opportunities over the course of your entire career, and the UA College of Pharmacy is here to support your professional development! 


  • When I think about my time in pharmacy school - faculty, student services center, and the advisors - they all wanted us to be successful!

    Danelle and Janelle Hunter

    Pharmacist and Teacher

    Graduating Class of 2001

  • “If you're interested in working in a highly regulated field like healthcare, knowing the regulations at a deeper level gives you an expertise where you can help your colleagues to reach the goals that they're trying to achieve,”

    Patrick O'Brien, PharmD, JD

    General Counsel for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

    Graduating Class of 89

  • “The traveling that I did was a great experience, and if you see something like that open up go for it, because you can learn so much by working with individuals from other cultures.”

    Tom Brady, BS

    Clinical Pharmacist

    Graduating Class of 1980

  • "Yes, and…” is, without a doubt, one of the most important attitudes you can have as you are striving to grow your career. The opportunities for professional growth are endless when we volunteer our time to support the mission and goals of our team."

    Jenny Bingham, PharmD

    Director of Ambulatory Care Residency Programs & Research for Tabula Rasa Healthcare Inc.

    Graduating Class of 2010

  • "Be willing to continue to learn and grow, not only as a medication therapy expert but as a teammate and as a person. This will lead to successes as a pharmacist and employee, as well as personally. This, coupled with a strong work ethic, will lead to opportunities throughout your career."

    Nathan Smith, PharmD

     Operations Manager at Flagstaff Medical Center

    Graduating Class of 2013

  • "It always amazed me how many alumni there are and how they are willing to help me even though I just met them once."

    Yvonne Ng, PharmD

    PACT Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

    Graduating Class of 2019