Careers, Internships & Opportunities


PharmD graduates pursue pharmaceutical practice in

  • academia,
  • clinics and hospitals,
  • government, and
  • industry.

Careers include positions as a

  • clinical research associate,
  • higher education lecturer,
  • medical sales representative,
  • pharmacologist,
  • product or process development scientist,
  • regulatory affairs officer,
  • research scientist (life sciences),
  • science writer, and
  • toxicologist.

Residency Programs

Increasingly, students who graduate with Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees find it useful to participate in postgraduate residency programs that expose them to the complexities of working in the pharmacy field.

The School of Pharmacy offers  postgraduate residency programs in affiliation with Temple University Health System. These programs are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and are available to PharmD graduates.

To apply, submit the standard application materials through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service.

Learn more about Temple’s postgraduate pharmacy residency programs.

Pharmacy Mentor Night

The PharmD program hosts an annual Pharmacy Mentor Night. Alumni working in pharmacy fields meet with current students to review resumes and to provide tips on pursuing careers within the industry.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Graduate Internships

You may pursue off-campus internship opportunities to expand your professional experience. There are a number of placement opportunities for pharmacy students with local and national organizations.