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Minimum Education Requirement:
bachelor of pharmacy or PharmD degree or be in the process of obtaining a PharmD from an accredited institution. You must also have a valid U.S. license to practice pharmacy or obtain licensure within one year of graduating.


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Career Description

Between active duty Airmen, their families and retirees, there are literally hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the Air Force for their healthcare. As an Air Force Pharmacist, you'll provide part of that care without ever having to deal with insurance red tape or co-pays. You'll simply fill prescriptions, consult with patients and doctors and help provide the best medical care possible.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Care for active duty members, their families and retirees
  • Dispense medicine; counsel patients; run clinical pharmacy programs, inpatient rounding and collaborative practice with physicians
  • Manage the pharmacy and serve as a drug consultant to the medical staff

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.