Pharmacists

Pharmacists provide expert advice on the use and supply of medicines and medical appliances. They ensure that the supply of medicines is within the law. ensuring that the medicines prescribed to patients are suitable. advising patients about medicines, including how to take them, what reactions may occur and answering patients' questions.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

255000

Min. 

121000

Max. 

716000

What you need to get started

  • Internships in different settings such as hospitals and retail pharmacies can be helpful

  • Knowledge about the latest advances in pharmacological science.

Employment Outlook

  • Multiple opportunities in research & development, production & manufacturing, packaging, quality control, quality assurance, sales & marketing, and regulating affairs.

  • Employment opportunities in both private and public hospitals, as well as in retail pharmacies.

  • Experienced pharmacists are paid handsome figures.

International Opportunities

The United States, Switzerland, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany

Educational Qualifications

  • Diploma

  • B. Pharm

  • M.Pharma

  • Pharm.D

Soft Skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Mathematical Proficiency

  • Organizational skills

  • Analytical thinking

  • Knowledge about technicalities and effects of drugs - generic or name brand

  • Communication skills

  • Have a thirst for knowledge to provide better patient care

  • Knowledge of ethics and law regarding drug prescription

Technical Skills

  • Chemistry 

  • Mathematics proficiency

  • Computer skills 

  • EPCS

  • PDMPs

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Pros

  • Good opportunities for job growth and security

  • Good starting entry level pay with potential for growth

  • Less stressful than other medical professions

  • Have opportunities of working full time or part time

Cons

  • Long study duration

  • Long working hours, especially in 24x7 dispensaries

  • Requires extensive knowledge and skills

  • Highly competitive

  • Under normal circumstances, one has to be standing for most of the shift

  • Fewer opportunities for advancement

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