Pharmacy Careers: Help Fight the Flu in 2007, says

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The fact that the flu virus is a leading cause of death among senior citizens is fueling a growing demand for pharmaceuticals and increasing demand for qualified pharmacists., a top online educational resource, addresses how students can start their careers in medicine by attending pharmacy schools. provides valuable information to students searching for the right school and looking for information on various career paths.

With the flu virus infecting up to 20 percent of Americans and causing 36,000 deaths every year,, an online resource for career education and training, addresses how students interested in a career in pharmacy can help fight the flu in its latest article, "Pharmacy School: Start a Successful Career in Medicine." For those 65 years and older, influenza is the fifth most common cause of death.The growing elderly population is in large part responsible for the increasing demand for pharmaceuticals. This growing demand is fueling new jobs, and helps provide students with needed information to embark on pharmacy careers (

The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta reported that for the week ending March 3, 2007, 6.8 percent of all deaths reported were due to pneumonia or influenza and the percentage of patient visits due to flu virus symptoms was above the national baseline. The CDC recommends that anyone under the age of 5, over the age of 50, and anyone interested in decreasing their chances of contracting the flu virus should get vaccinated. This recommendation, as well as other factors, is helping to fuel careers in pharmacy -- and the U.S. Dept. of Labor reports that jobs in this field are expected to grow faster than average through the year 2014.

HealthDay News recently reported on a U.S. study of the flu vaccine that indicated that children's chance of infection could be reduced by 49 percent through vaccination. Says Pascal James Imperato, chairman of the Department of Preventative Medicine at the New York Downstate Medical Center, "If you want to find out if there's flu epidemic, you first look at children." As a result of concerns over a flu epidemic, pharmacy careers are hotter than ever, and helps students find their way into the right schools. For more information visit: lists many schools dedicated to career education and training. Students and professionals can easily find the schools, colleges, professional training programs and career development resources necessary for their career and personal fulfillment.


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