University of Puerto Rico – School of Pharmacy is located in San Juan and was founded in 1913. In 1915, it provided a two year program which was changed to 4 years for a Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1932. The university is...
Puerto Rico has 151 colleges of which 32 offer degree courses in Pharmacy.
Pharmacy graduates are in great demand and have several career options open to them.
The best among those colleges are the University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences School of Pharmacy.
The various pharmacy programs offered by most of these colleges are PharmD, Pharm Practice and M.S.
There is a huge demand for pharmacists in the country and students are opting for it as it provides to them high income after completion of the course. In Puerto Rico the job positions in the field of pharmacy like that of Clinical Pharmacists and Psychiatric, in terms of income is very high in relation to other job positions.
Pharmacy jobs are growing and so is the demand for graduates, from 2010 to 2020 it is expected to increase by 25%. Pharmacy graduates are paid well in Puerto Rico. The lowest paid job was $28,000 annually while the highest paid job was $215,000 for Transplant Pharmacist. The higher your academic qualification in Pharmacy; the pay will be high accordingly. Study of Pharmacy is recommended for those who have passion to be pharmacist.