High income and strong employment rates are among the reasons why the future looks promising for pharmacists, according to a CTV Kitchener series on Canada's top careers.
The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy’s Director David Edwards and fourth-year student Andrew Hamilton spoke with CTV about the profession's changing landscape and why they are optimistic about it.
“The profession is changing dramatically, especially over the last four to five years,” said Professor Edwards, Hallman Director, School of Pharmacy and Associate Dean, Faculty of Science.
Pharmacists are now more involved with patients. Pharmacists can now administer flu vaccines and prescribe medications for smoking cessation, for example.
“Medications remain the cornerstone of treatment of most chronic conditions -- and that’s something that won’t be replaced by technology,” said Edwards.
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