The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most thriving industries in the United States. Over the course of 2011, prescription drugs are expected to bring in hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue for the various companies that distribute them. Due to this, supplemental careers that tie into the industry, such as pharmacists, can expect parallel growth and job security. Below are a couple of elements that many predict will pertain to the future of pharmacy.
The main aspect of the future of pharmacy is the job security directly associated with it. Seemingly every day, a new prescription drug is released to help neutralize some form of ailment. As more drugs are developed, the amount of prospective consumer demand grows drastically. Through this cycle, the pharmaceutical industry has continued to grow for decades; regardless of random dips in the economy.
As more drugs are demanded and prescribed, more trained professionals are needed to distribute them. Additionally, many grocery stores and general retail outlets are installing their own pharmacies to get a piece of the seemingly exponentially growing demand for pharmaceuticals. These two elements are indicators of substantial job growth and job security in the world of pharmacy technicians and general pharmacy positions.
Aside from the obvious importance of job security, an element of satisfaction comes from providing the medication people need to get over an ailment. For anything from the common cold to chronic back pain, pharmacists make sure the patient is receiving, literally, just what the doctor ordered.