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Pharmacist - 67E


  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

Pharmacists are primarily responsible for the safe and effective use of medication for the Army. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll have access to the latest treatments and drug therapies in order to provide for your patients.

Job Duties

  • Plans, implements, directs, executes and evaluates pharmaceutical activities
  • Offers services in clinical and consultative pharmacy
  • Pharmacy service administration and operations
  • Requirements

    Active Duty

  • Diploma from a school of pharmacy acceptable to the Surgeon General
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age
  • Must be able to complete 20 years of active commisioned service by age 62
  • License to practice in the United States
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Army Reserve
  • In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
  • Training

    Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

    Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration
  • ASVAB

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

    Active Duty
    In addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll also be rewarded with:

  • A pharmacist accession bonus, paid in full at your first assignment or Health Professions Loan Repayment which can be used to pay down qualifying pharmacy school loans
  • May receive pay for┬ácontinuing education, including specialized pharmacy residencies
  • Army Reserve
  • May receive pay for┬ácontinuing education and training
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)

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