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495 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
227 Master's Degrees Annually
#44 in Popularity
$122,320 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 495
Master’s Degree 227
Graduate Certificate 146
Basic Certificate 15
Doctor’s Degree 13
Associate’s Degree 10

What Other Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration Majors

Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Skills for Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration:

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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Abilities for Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration Majors

As you progress with your other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

What Can You Do With a Other Pharmaceutical Sciences Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 25.9% $97,370

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Pharmaceutical Sciences?

495 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
67% Percent Women
36% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 67% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 112
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 280
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 54

Geographic Diversity

Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration appeals to people across the globe. About 0.8% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Other Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration is $122,320. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 2.9%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 4.6%
Bachelor’s Degree 12.5%
Master’s Degree 35.9%
Doctoral Degree 24.9%
Post-Doctoral Training 19.1%

Online Other Pharmaceutical Sciences Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 schools offered some type of other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 2 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 5 1
Bachelor’s Degree 4 2
Post-Baccalaureate 2 0
Master’s Degree 13 4
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Pharmaceutical Sciences Worth It?

The median salary for a other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration grad is $122,320 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 207% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,648,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration.

Major Number of Grads
Pharmacy 15,993
Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,409
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 500
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 320
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 179
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development 169
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management 89
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics 88
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences 83
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy 21
Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 10

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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