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.
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.
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.
The United States, Switzerland, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Knowledge about technicalities and effects of drugs - generic or name brand
Have a thirst for knowledge to provide better patient care
Knowledge of ethics and law regarding drug prescription
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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
Long study duration
Long working hours, especially in 24x7 dispensaries
Requires extensive knowledge and skills
Under normal circumstances, one has to be standing for most of the shift
Fewer opportunities for advancement