» Career Exploration

Career exploration is a process that unfolds over time as a result of increased awareness of interests, skills, strengths, values, and workplace preferences. Conduct a thorough self-analysis to get to know what matters most to you. Continue exploring your new emerging interests as you progress through your pharmacy program and gain experiences inside and outside the classroom. The better you understand yourself, the easier it will be to make academic and career decisions that will provide fulfillment in your life and career.

Self-assessment tools to help you get started:

16 Personalities

This free personality test gives digestible, simplified results reflective of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Clifton Strengths

Take the CliftonStrengths assessment to uncover your unique combination of 34 CliftonStrengths themes. Discover the best way to communicate your strengths to potential employers.

O*Net Interest Profiler

This 60-question tool uses information from O*Net information (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor) to help determine your interests as they relate to work.

A pharmacy career is a diverse and rewarding profession, with opportunities for patient care, scientific research and innovation. Explore the resources below to learn more about common pharmacy career pathways: 

APhA Career Pathways

To make a sound career decision, you need knowledge about two important subjects - the pharmacy profession and yourself. Use the APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program to help you identify the pharmacy career options that are the best fit for you.

Research Careers in Pharmacy

There are many different careers within the field of pharmacy. Explore Pharmacy Is Right For Me to learn more about the 100+ possible pharmacy careers.