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Information for senior school students

Are you thinking about a career in science or medicine? Why not consider pharmacology? ​

You don’t have to train as a doctor to be able make an important impact on people’s health. Pharmacologists make a difference to the lives of people every day. You can find pharmacology everywhere: when you visit the dentist and have an anaesthetic, or when you take a pill for a headache.​

Pharmacologists can work in a variety of places, such as hospitals and research labs, and in many different types of roles.  Without them we wouldn’t be able to develop new treatments and we wouldn’t know about the safety of medicines that people take every day.​

As new diseases emerge and medicines like antibiotics stop working, the need for pharmacologists to find better and safer treatments is becoming even more vital.​

Take a look at the information below to find out more about pharmacology and where your career could take you.