FAQs about careers in the pharmacy team

This page has some frequently asked questions 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.

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