Pharmacists who are also known as chemists are the health experts who study pharmacy, the field of health science which focuses on safe and effective use of medicines. Pharmacists are familiar with ingredients, interactions and cautions of any medication. They also fill prescriptions for the patients.

Career Options

  • - Community pharmacist - Hospital pharmacist - Research scientist (medical) - Clinical research associate - Higher education lecturer - Medical sales representative - Pharmacologist - Product/process development scientist - Regulatory affairs officer - Research scientist (life sciences) - Science writer - Toxicologist

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Communication Skills - Interpersonal Skills - Leadership Skills - Analytical Skills - A good memory - Scientific Aptitude - Counseling Skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Diploma in Pharmacy - B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy) - Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy)

Top Colleges

  • Jamia Hamdard Address: Mehrauli - Badarpur Road, Near Batra Hospital, Hamdard Nagar, Delhi 110062 Phone: 011 2605 9688 Website:
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Address: Sector 67, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160062 Phone: +91-172-2214682-87 Website:

Working Conditions

Pharmacists play an important role in today’s world so we have the facility of a chemist everywhere like schools, military and government. Many pharmacists work all day and full time, although about 1 in 5 might work part time because majority chemists are open at all hours whether its day, night or weekends.

Top Companies

  • Cadila Pharmaceutical Limited Address: D1011, New Friends Colony, New Delhi-110001 Phone: 011 2632 8214 Website:
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Address: KLJ Complex- 2, Najafgarh Rd, Block C, Industrial Area, New Delhi-110015 Phone: 088605 25203 Website:

Successful Persons

Alexander Flemming

Alexander Flemming has an excellence in medical and chemical research and he also researched drugs with antiseptic properties after seeing many deaths of soldiers due to sepsis during World War 1. His major contribution to the world of pharmacy is the discovery of penicillin.

John Pemberton

John Pemberton is the inventor of the most popular drink till date, Coca Cola to counteract his own addiction of morphine. Earlier, this drink had alcohol which is known as kola nut and damiana and was sold as a Pemberton’s French Wine Cola.

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