Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
• Community pharmacist
• Hospital pharmacist
• Research scientist (medical)
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
• Clinical research associate
• Higher education lecturer
• Medical sales representative
• Product/process development scientist
• Regulatory affairs officer
• Research scientist (life sciences)
• Science writer
Courses to be pursued
• D. Pharm.
• Pharm. D.
Most pharmacists work full time. Because many pharmacies are open at all hours, some pharmacists work nights and weekends.
knowledge of the effects and appropriate circumstances for giving out a specific medication. • Communication skills. Pharmacists frequently offer advice to patients. They might need to explain how to take a medicine
and what its side effects are. They also need to offer clear direction to pharmacy technicians and interns. • Computer skills. Pharmacists need computer skills to use any electronic health record (EHR) systems that their organization has adopted. • Detail oriented. Pharmacists are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the prescriptions they fill. They must be able to find the information that they need to make decisions about what medications are appropriate for each patient
because improper use of medication can pose serious health risks. • Managerial skills. Pharmacists—particularly those who run a retail pharmacy—must have good managerial skills
including the ability to manage inventory and oversee a staff.
• Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream