How do you become a pharmacist, and how much money do pharmacists earn? If you're considering a career in pharmacy, you probably have a lot of questions such as these. Pharmacists are expected to experience more job growth over the next several years, so job prospects are good, but a career as a pharmacist is not for everyone. Over the past few years, the PharmD (Doctorate of Pharmacy) degree has replaced the R.Ph degree as the required education for a career as a pharmacist. Learn more about degree programs and job duties in the pharmacist career profile. If you're already on the path to a degree in pharmacy and a pharmacist career, you may want to learn more about the various pharmacist career paths available to you after you obtain your PharmD and your license to practice.