New Jersey is one of the most appropriate solutions when it comes to pharmacy education.
It hosts two prestigious pharmacy schools – the Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Rutgers University.
The public institution is half a century older than the private one.
Although it is a public institution, the pharmacy section of the Rutgers University supports less than 1,000 students a year.
On the other hand, the public one is not just larger, but it also spreads over multiple cities, especially when it comes to the other schools under its jurisdiction. Both pharmacy schools can brag with a very high rate of employment.
The average salary in New Jersey is directly proportional with the reputation of its schools. An average pharmacist makes about $118,000 per year. The salary depends on the position and employer. For example, an ID Sml pharmacist earns around $186,000, while a compounding pharmacist makes $130,000. Acute and mail order pharmacists are the best paid jobs, with up to $274,000. Besides, Esep MP OC pharmacists can barely make $85,000. Just like for most other states out there, the pharmacy salaries dropped with around 25% over the past year, but they are quickly recovering. They are expected to be back on track by the end of 2014.