Pharmacology Careers

Pharmacologists practice a completely different job than pharmacists. Pharmacists may work in drug stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and grocery stores to dispense medication to patients with a prescription and offer them advice on side effects, how to take the medicine and what to expect.

Pharmacologists often may work for pharmaceutical companies that sell those drugs to the pharmacies around the world. The story is

Because the drugs and the organic molecules on which they act are microscopic, some of the resulting activity of medicine must be scrupulously analyzed under a microscope. Other chemicals can be analyzed in the patient’s blood, stool, urine, saliva or sweat. As the complex drug molecules are broken down by the body’s digestive system and metabolism, the resulting smaller molecules must do no harm to the person, or at least as little as possible. Pharmacologists also study the effects of drugs on the human liver, as it filters out toxins in the blood stream to keep them from accumulating in other parts of the body.

Pharmacology Schools

Refine School Listings
Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
 
Matching School Ads

Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Knoxville
The schools below offer related programs that other inquirers have considered.

Ready for a rewarding career? Start with a certificate or degree from Carrington College California.

Selected Programs:
  • AS in Pharmacy Technology

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Campus

At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Tampa
  • Kansas City