Careers: Pharmacy Leadership Graduate Certificate

Careers: Pharmacy Leadership Graduate Certificate
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The Pharmacy Leadership Graduate Certificate offers individuals already working in a pharmacy setting an opportunity to advance their leadership and management skills while building knowledge of the issues facing the health care system and changes in business operations. Individuals who choose to complete a leadership program gain experience that may improve their job prospects. Notably, all credits taken as part of this certificate may be subsequently applied toward the Masters in Pharmacy Leadership.

What You Can do with a Pharmacy Leadership Graduate Certificate

Successful completion of the program prepares graduates for leadership positions in numerous health care settings, including independent and chain community pharmacies, health-system inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, and clinical pharmacies, managed care, and more.

Graduates earning their Pharmacy Leadership Graduate Certificate move on to successful careers in various senior leadership roles. Below you will find career outlook, and wage data from BLS for Pharmacists comparing entry and senior-level roles.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Pharmacists $136,030 2-4%

Clinical setting leadership titles include:

  • Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
  • Clinical Manager
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical Pharmacy Operations Manager
  • Pharmacy Supervisor
  • Pharmacy Assistant Director
  • Pharmacy Associate Director
  • Pharmacy Director

Responsibilities for leadership roles may include:

  • Managing and supervising a pharmacy team
  • Providing leadership through development and involvement in clinical pharmacy consult services, drug informatics, and hospital quality initiatives
  • Assisting in the development of a drug formulary and involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Planning, developing and providing drug information and educational sessions to professionals within the pharmacy setting, as well as to physicians, nursing staff, and other health care professionals
  • Teaching, precepting, and mentoring students and residents
Pharmacy Leadership Graduate Certificate Testimonial
“With this Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Leadership, you will be equipped to make the greatest impact on patient health outcomes, pharmacy practices, and our profession. ”

Certificate in Pharmacy Leadership Graduate