SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) The best thing about pharmacy is the new expansion of clinical roles. Pharmacy is no longer just a count and pour type of job, but there are a lot more roles that enable the pharmacist to apply his/her clinical skills to optimize the pharmacotherapeutic plan. With more schools opening and larger classes, the pharmacy shortage is decreasing, allowing the pharmacist to realize the dream of spending more time using his/her clinical skills in areas such as counseling and vaccinations. As the dispensing process becomes more automated with the use of computers and mail order, this will provide the pharmacist with more and more opportunities to apply clinical knowledge learned on rounds, and soon pharmacists will be able to bridge the gap between diagnosis and therapeutics. Various studies have demonstrated that patients will pay for cognitive services provided by PharmDs who have the ability to make advanced pharmacotherapeutic recommendations based on clinical findings. Another great aspect of pharmacy is the respect to the profession given by both patients and upper management, this evidenced by many surveys indicating pharmacy as the most respected profession. For example, managers are quick to address any needs of the pharmacist to optimize their business production. In addition, most patients will show their respect and gratification to the pharmacist, perhaps the most rewarding aspect. Lastly, with improvements in technology, insurance claims have never been easier to process, and drive-ups are now commonly implemented to enhance the efficiency of the patient/pharmacist interaction. In summary, I would recommend pharmacy to any college student who is looking for a rewarding job with upward mobility, and the opportunity to directly apply what he/she learned in school. All of this which can be done in the same time as a masters in P.E. and makes close to a 6 figure income.