FAQs about careers in the pharmacy team
This page has some frequently asked questions about careers in the pharmacy team.
- Where do pharmacists work?
- Can I progress from being a pharmacy assistant to a pharmacist?
- Can I get financial help from the NHS to train as pharmacist?
- Where can I find more information about careers in the pharmacy team?
Where do pharmacists work?
You'll find pharmacists working in hospitals and in community-based settings as well as in high streets. They also work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Find out more about pharmacists working in the health sector
Can I progress from being a pharmacy assistant to a pharmacist?
By gaining appropriate qualifications and experience as a pharmacy assistant you can apply for positions as a pharmacy technician.
However, you cannot progress from pharmacy technician to pharmacist, as you need to do the 4-year full-time MPharm degree followed by a foundation training year in a paid work placement.
Use our course finder to identify the universities approved to run the MPharm.
Can I get financial help from the NHS to train as a pharmacist?
The NHS does not support students studying for the MPharm degree in pharmacy. Once you've graduated, if you choose to work in a hospital pharmacy setting, you'll need to secure a foundation training position during which you'll be paid a salary.
Find out more about studying pharmacy
Where can I find more information about a career in the pharmacy team?
You can find more information about careers in the pharmacy team by visiting our explore roles section.