Career Outcomes

Deepen your understanding of toxicants and adverse drug effects to improve patient outcomes with a graduate degree in clinical toxicology.


Career Outcomes

Opportunities in STEM & Healthcare Fields

Clinical toxicology is a sought after specialization with lifesaving applications. Clinical Toxicology graduates can use their degree to advance their current career path or pivot into clinical research trials, poison control and other areas.

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Career Paths in Clinical Toxicology

The Clinical Toxicology Online Graduate Program is designed to help healthcare professionals better triage, diagnose and treat patients who have ingested or been exposed to toxicants. This knowledge helps physicians, nurses, physician assistants, first responders and poison control center professionals optimize patient care and outcomes.

Clinical Trial Research

Behind every clinical trial is a dedicated team of healthcare workers devoted to maintaining patient safety and monitoring the efficacy & safety of the drug. Clinical research nurses and physician assistants are vital parts of this team. Clinical toxicology knowledge enables nurses and PAs to better monitor and manage both acute and long-term adverse effects. A degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy Clinical Toxicology Online Graduate program can set your application apart. Clinical research nurses are in demand and earn a higher average salary than many nursing specialties.

Clinical toxicology graduates interested in clinical trials and drug development can work in a variety of roles, including but not limited to:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Clinical Research Physician Assistant

Healthcare Facilities

In the fast-paced setting of the emergency room, advanced clinical toxicology knowledge allows doctors and PAs to quickly and more accurately triage, diagnose, and treat patients. Our program goes beyond the basics, covering how the symptoms of various substance exposures affect a person based on age, medical history, and other factors. There are also advanced courses covering how substances of abuse impact the body, enabling medical professionals to provide better care in complex overdose cases.

Clinical toxicology graduates with a background in health sciences interested in working in healthcare settings can work in a variety of roles, including but not limited to:

  • Emergency Room Doctor
  • Critical Care Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialized Treatment/Care Facilities

Poison Control

Poison control center professionals field questions from the public as well as other healthcare facilities and professionals. A graduate degree in clinical toxicology enables them to more accurately assess a case and give better counsel. UF’s Clinical Toxicology Graduate Program equips poison control center professionals to better assess the situation and give life-saving counsel.

Clinical toxicology graduates interested in poison control can work in a variety of roles, including but not limited to:

  • Specialist in Poison Information
  • Clinical Toxicology Specialist
  • Community Education Coordinator

First Responders & EMTs

First responders and EMTs benefit from extended clinical toxicology by being able to more accurately assess which substances the patient may have been exposed to, saving lives in the process. Our program also offers advanced courses on how substances of abuse can impact patients, so that first responders and EMTS can provide more directed care prior to admission.