Most pharmacists work in community pharmacies, while others work in hospitals. Many find varied careers in industry, where they may be involved with developing new products, quality control, evaluation, or marketing. The medical publishing industry employs pharmacists as editors and writers, and government organisations use pharmacists in legal, advisory, technical, editorial and administrative positions. Graduates are increasingly becoming involved in teaching and research.
If you want to continue your studies, Otago offers internal postgraduate research programmes leading to a master’s or PhD degree. Students can study a range of professional postgraduate programmes such as medicines management, herbal medicines and sports pharmacy, which go towards a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and a Master of Clinical Pharmacy by distance learning.