How to become a pharmacist ?

How to become a pharmacist?

If you want to be successful pharmacist you need to have good qualification with strong knowledge of the field and good communication skills with hardwork and passion for your profession.

Becoming a pharmacist can open many doors for future career paths. There is a huge scope for the pharmacists in global healthcare that has given rise to clinical research, medicinal manufacturing, and marketing.People approach pharmacists for any health-related queries, what to do in case of a missed dose and what food, drinks, drugs or activities can have an effect on the medication. Basically, they are the experts in medicine and everything related to the use of medicines. If this is something that excites you then pursuing a course in Pharmacy is a good option for the Science students.they are the experts in medicine and everything related to the use of medicines. If this is something that excites you then pursuing a course in Pharmacy is a good option for the Science students.

Steps to become a pharmacist

Complete 12th class in science stream

Earn bachelor degree

Clear entrance exam

Do an internship

Earn Master degree

Gain some experience

Apply for State license

Students in pharmacy programs complete hundreds of hours of clinical training in a variety of settings, including community, hospital, and compounding pharmacies.Clinical rotations give students the opportunity to work closely with patients, physicians and other health care professionals, and pharmacists working in industry and research.

Earn PhD degree

Minimum Education required

bachelor’s degree or B. Pharm is required

Degree

B. Pharm 

Master’s Degree in Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

You can work with

Retail Sector

Hospitals

Clinics

Pharmaceutical sales and Marketing

Drug Research and Development

Medical Underwriting

To succeed as a pharmacist, you need strong analytical thinking skills, basic computer skills and attention to detail. You also need to communicate effectively with patients and physicians.

Salary

The median yearly pay for pharmacists in the United States was $116,670 in 2012. 

In India you can earn between 4 to 8 lacs per annum depends on your experience and skills and knowledge.

While demand for pharmacists will grow due to many factors, including an aging population and increased access to health insurance, the BLS predicts that competition will be strong for pharmacist jobs as more people complete Pharm.D. programs.

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