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Jobs After B Pharma- A Brief Guide

Updated on 08 June, 2023

Shivangi Mishra

Shivangi Mishra

Sr. Content Editor

The field of pharmacy offers a wide range of job opportunities for graduates like you. From working in a community pharmacy to conducting pharmaceutical research, there are plenty of options for you to explore. In this article, we will walk you through some of the potential job opportunities and scope that you can pursue after completing your B Pharm degree and the skills required to succeed in each role. Let's get started!

Pursuing a B Pharma degree brings several advantages in the life of the student including excellent future job opportunities or setting up a path to attain MPharm degree.

You will find several options in R&D, like drug testing, or you can choose to land different positions at top pharmaceutical firms and healthcare organizations. If you want to build your academic credentials further, you can opt for a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science down the line.

 This is one of the fastest-growing business sectors, and your BPharm course will equip you with the necessary skills for  the same. required for the job.The degree has a job-focused curriculum amalgamating coursework and clinical/practical training. You will be trained for a career at laboratories, hospitals, and more. Pharmacists also have access to several opportunities in the government sector, regulatory agencies, research institutions, and private firms.

Here are the leading countries where you can pursue B Pharm courses: 

  • USA
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • New Zealand
  • Australia 

Top Universities for Pharmaceutical Programs

According to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2023, here are the top 10 ranked universities for Pharmacy and Pharmacology programs worldwide: 

  1. Harvard University, USA
  2. Monash University, Australia
  3. University of Oxford, UK
  4. UCL, UK
  5. John Hopkins University, USA
  6. University of Cambridge, UK
  7. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  8. University of Nottingham, UK
  9. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA
  10.  Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

The average fees for studying pharmacy courses at leading universities worldwide may hover roughly between $12,250-45,000 depending on the institution and its specific requirements. For instance, Monash University charges USD 26288 for its pharmacy courses.

Top Career Prospects with Salaries

In today's competitive job market, understanding the salary expectations for your profession is crucial. As a BPharm graduate, you will imbibe a unique skill set that can be applied to a variety of industries and job roles. By knowing the average salaries for different positions, you can make informed decisions about your career path and negotiate the best possible salary when starting a new job. Here’s looking at some of the best prospects with their approximate salaries: 

Job Profile

Average Annual Salary

Medical Science Liaison


Pharmaceutical Financial Analyst


Regulatory Specialist


Pharmaceutical Sales Representative


Clinical Data Manager


Drug Manufacturer


Pharmaceutical Outside Sales Representative


Research Scientist


Pharmacy Manager


Biotechnology Consultant


Credits: Payscale 

Higher Education in Pharmacy(BPharm, MPharm & DPharm)


You can always enhance your academic and professional expertise by choosing to complete an MPharma degree after your BPharm course. This will equip you with advanced skills and knowledge, while also helping you find better job opportunities. You may also wish to move into Research and Development (R&D), and your MPharm degree will give you higher opportunities and credibility for the same alongside. 


To pursue MPharm, you must have a minimum of 50% in your BPharm. You will also need to clear specific competitive examinations like the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) & National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Joint Entrance Exam (NIPER JEE) to secure a seat in the university. The postgraduate degree spans two years, and the fee falls from 725 to 1200 USD annually.

MBA in Pharmaceutical Management

MBA in Pharmaceutical Management is a specialized program for students interested in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. The program is typically two years, though some universities may offer an accelerated one-year program as well. This is the best program to pursue after BPharm if you are interested in business-related prospects in pharmacy, like business development, operation management, planning, sales and marketing, and consultancy. You need to clear certain competitive exams like CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT(Management Aptitude Test), or CMAT(Common Management Admission Test) to secure admission to colleges. The tuition fee for the program falls in the range of 701 USD to 45585 USD.

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

After BPharm, you can also apply for a PG Diploma in Clinical Research. The admissions criteria for this program involve 55% in BPharma, followed by a group discussion and a personal interview. The program in clinical studies will enhance your bioethics knowledge and clinical practices involved in clinical trials. The duration of this program is one year. 

Other PG Diploma options involve PG Diploma in Pharmacovigilance, PG Diploma in Medical Writing, Diploma in Public Health, and PG Diploma in Public Health.


If you wish to remain in the academic and R&D space, you may continue your journey by completing a Doctor of Pharmacy after your master’s program. This will revolve around five years of academic learning and a year of an internship. This will train you more extensively in areas like pharmaceutical care, clinical pharmacy, and pharmacy practice, among others. Usually, a stipend from the university is paid to the students conducting the research.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which country is best for BPharmacy jobs?

The USA is the best country when it comes to the healthcare sector and jobs related to this sector.

Which pharmacy course is best for abroad jobs?

You need to have a basic BPharm degree to be eligible to work in the pharmacy sector. For senior pharmacy positions, you can choose among various courses such as MBA in Pharmaceutical Management or M Pharm.

Is Indian Bpharmacy valid in other countries?

In order to work in an international country, including the USA, you need to qualify for Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination® (FPGEC) and complete the requirements of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Do BPharmacy programs require NEET?

NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) is an entrance test needed for MBBS, BDS, and various groups of medicine. You do not require a NEET examination for BSc Nursing and BPharm.

What are the entrance exams for pharmacy after the 12th?

State and central governments conduct various common entrance tests (CETs) to admit the best candidates to pharmaceutical programs.

Shivangi Mishra

Sr. Content Editor

She is an experienced writer and journalist who has extensively covered the education sector in India and Abroad. Now helping Indian aspirants realise their foreign education dream by providing them with relevant content and information through upGrad Abroad. Amateur traveller, loves to read Architectural Digest!

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