Although you may not be able to register as a pharmacist, you have gained a valuable set of knowledge, skills and experience through your degree and pre-registration training. Many of these are transferrable to other roles and environments. There are many alternative opportunities available to you so do not give up on your career aspirations.
Pharmacist Support outlines some career options in their factsheet Careers advice and options for pharmacy graduates. This covers pharmacy and non-pharmacy roles that you can consider. Think about all the options available to you and research potential roles to see if they interest you.
Once you have decided on a new career path to pursue, try to arrange work placements in this sector/environment to give you an idea of what the role may be like, and what the day-to-day responsibilities and tasks are.
- Consider registering with recruitment agencies
- Make use of social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to network and make contacts
- Highlight the skills and knowledge you have gained to enhance your CV and cover letter when applying for jobs
- Seek advice from a careers centre or advisor
Although we at the RPS do not have specialist career advisors, you can contact the RPS Professional Support Service for general career tips.
If you wish to talk to someone who can offer advice on the management of stress and anxiety, Pharmacist Support offer a free and confidential service, Listening friends.