alternativePharmD in White Plains, New York said: Hi,
I'm a licensed pharmacist with PharmD with a year of retail experience and a little experience at a public health/non profit experience.
I've been looking for an alternative career with my degree but in more of non profit and also public health sector.
Can anyone advise where I should look, or whether I would need additional education?
I'm not sure what your interests are but truthfully everyone should have plan A, plan B, and so-forth.
Have you considered teaching? Many states have alternative route for certification and with a Pharm.D degree, I'm pretty sure that you would not have any problem getting certification in many major sciences like high school Chemistry, Biology, or even Middle School general science.
After that, you can also advance your position by getting your master's degree in Education concentrating in curriculum design. It should move you up pretty quickly as a curriculum coordinator or specialist.
The money is dismal compared to the 110K per year that you could already earn but it's rewarding.