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Career Spotlight

Pharmaceutical Scientist

Have you ever wondered how a plant or a sponge from the ocean becomes a medication that a doctor prescribes to treat disease? While pharmacists are highly trained to evaluate medication use; communicate with other health care providers; prepare and dispense medications; and educate patients about those medications, pharmaceutical scientists are expertly trained to discover, develop, test and manufacture new medications.

Salary: $104,000 - $210,000

Years in school: 4 - 6 (after high school graduation)

Job outlook: Very Good

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