Career as a Pharmacist
What is It?
A pharmacist dispenses drugs prescribed by doctors and other healthcare professionals. He understands the chemical composition of drugs and its properties.
Pharmacists advise medical practitioners on the dosage, selection and various side effects of drugs and help them make informed choices.
A pharmacist proves to be very instrumental in recommending drugs as he has in-depth knowledge of medicines.
Activities they do?
- Distribute drugs and medicines.
- Ensuring correct dosage of administered drugs
- Recommending new drugs to healthcare practitioners
- Undertake research and analysis to study the composition of a drug and their effectiveness
- Advise patients, medicines based on their clinical condition (generally minor illness)
Areas they Work
- Healthcare Industry
- Insurance industry
- Pharmaceutical industry and research facilities
- Community pharmacies
- Retail industry
One can enter this career by doing a B.Sc in pharmacology or chemistry or a relevant diploma course. A bachelor’s degree in pharmacy is also available in multiple institutes.
An average salary for a pharmacist at an entry level is 2-2.5 lacs per annum. However, with experience in dispensing drugs and after establishing your own pharmacy, the return increases substantially.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level PG
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes