Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
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Pharmacy as a career

To many people, a pharmacist is someone who wears a white coat and works behind a counter filling our prescriptions, or providing advice to treat common ailments.  We put our faith into a pharmacist, and don’t normally take the time to think about what it takes to be one.

Pharmacy is one of the most trusted professions in Australia  and has had a strong presence in the community for 150 years.

Pharmacy is more than preparing or dispensing drugs and reaches far beyond the community shop-front level. Although some areas of pharmacy are not widely recognised, they often contribute to the better running of our everyday lives.

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our vision: Improving Australia's health through excellence in pharmacist care