Pharmacists - Career Queries

Pharmacists, also known as chemists/druggists are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. They compound and dispense medications following prescriptions issued by physicians, dentists, or other authorized medical practitioners.Pharmacists undergo university-level education to understand the biochemical mechanisms and actions of drugs, drug uses, therapeutic roles, side effects, potential drug interactions, and monitoring parameters.

Watch the video below to see the work of a Pharmacist. It will give a good idea of what they do in their day to day life:The typical day is consists of following activities:The day starts early. In some cases they have to work in the night shifts also.They receive the orders and therefore have to check them at the beginning of the day. They plan for the dispatch of all of them and plan the day ahead.Throughout the day, they have to provide the consultations and prescriptions to the clients. They spend time with other medical practitioners and discuss various issues with them.They have to

1 answer Deepak Rana in Pharmacists category

Dear aspirant Thank you for approaching counsellors at CareerGuide.com. Pharmacy is an interesting career and i am sure with a BPharm degree itself you can get to find excellent job scope in India. On this context I would rather advice to only choose to work as this will make your resume look good when you show some work experience. However if you are interested in doing an MPharm and then go to work, then please free to do it. MPharm is a nice route if you want to focus a career in education sector or even at resaerch and development sector. Completing an MPharm degree, you can be q

2 answers Aparna M Venkatesan in Pharmacists category

Opting for a course would purely be based on what you are interested in.Depending on your interests can you make a choice.Pharmacy is an undergraduate course, 1 4 years course. As a B-Pharma graduate, you would have the knowledge of production, maintenance and manufacturing of medicines. If you are interested into research you would have to get into M.Pharma followed by a PhD in your topic of interests.As an M. Pharma you could get into Research, but you would work as a Research assistant, mainly into formulation and animal and human trials and their readings.After B.Pharma you could work as a

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Hello friend, You have mentioned about pharmacy, is it Bachelor in Pharmacy or Masters in Pharmacy. Let me tell something about the subject and its scope. Then you will have an idea about the research and other scopes. Pharmacy is a science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aim to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications and it also involves more

1 answer Vivek Kumar in Pharmacists category

Hi Sailaja, I understand that you are burdened with your parents advice and therefore confused and tensed as to [what to pursue as a career][1]. I would say that the first person who will be happy by choosing a career is YOU. Your parents are thinking definitely for your betterment but they should also understand your passion and interests and liking areas. I would suggest you to talk to them and get a [psychometric test][2] done for yourself. The test will tell you what career is apt for you according to your ability and interests. If Architecture is your real liking, then it will definitel

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Hi meghna,There are few number of coaching institutes in delhi and NCR for Gpat exam.Few of these are:1. The gate academy- Saraswati vihar pitampura , new delhi2. Paul's Pharmacy Academy- main road,tri nagar, delhi{ For the above you can contact at 9999440018}3. Ratiram Academy of Higher Education. Please log on www.rahe.in4. Rx Academic solutions, delhi  http://www.rxacademicsolutions.org/home5. KPS clinical services, S-215-216,2nd Flr,Neelkanth Plaza, Alpha Commercial Belt, Greater Noida, Noida - 2013066. Ram coaching institute, Sd 163, Behind Jaipuria Mall, Jaipuria Sunri

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Hello Shweta,  As a B.Pharma graduate you could work in any pharma company in any department of your choice right from production to manufacturing to packaging etc or as a medical representative or as a medical writer too. Incase you wish to be a lecturer then a masters degree, M.Pharma would be needed followed by NET / SET.  After an M.Pharma degree you work as a researcher and are mainly into clinical trials. A P.Hd increases your chance to patent your research. After a masters degree you could work innthe quality control department as a inspector too. Incase if M.Pharma does not i

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Hi Jaiesh.. Both B.Pharma and B.Sc Microbiology are career promising courses. Though, the field of microbiology is having more scope for research than pharmaceutical field. So you can choose from these courses based on your interest- whether to go for job soon or want to be in research and innovations. Pharmaceutical field gives more scope to work with hospitals and pharmaceutical industries. The best institutes to go for a graduation course in Pharmacy or Microbiology etc are Jamia Hamdard, Lovely Professional University, DY Patil university etc. You can get much practical experience in the f

2 answers Preeti Taneja in Pharmacists category

Hello Vishal,  Firstly writing a query or mail in shortcuts or text languages used mainly for chats on mobiles, willnot take you anywhere. It shows your lack of interest, laziness and someone who wants shortcuts in life. Improve on this Secondly, improve your spoken and written language. Hope the course you wish to have more details is Pharmacy. Please note after a B.Pharma degree, you would obtain a licence from the medical.council of India, which makes you eligible to open your own medical shop. Apart from this you could join the pharma industry in their manufacturing or production depa

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category
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Hello ramesh,   Please note both the courses have immense scope in India and abroad.  Another point here is that, after 12th, one can pursue either B.Pharma or D.Pharma course. And at the sametime, after a B.Pharma course also one can opt for a D.Pharma course. D.Pharma does not mean a Diploma program, it is a doctorate program and students are eligible for a P.HD directly, if pursued after a graduate program. As such after D.Pharma course, one can be working as a healthcare professionals, whereby they could sell medicines and prescribe medicines over the counter. They can open their

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Hello Syed,   Yes. Ofcourse it is a good option. But still I would suggest that since you are a BCA graduate, I would suggest opt for an MCA. The MCA qualification, would expose you to both software and networking or IT and applications. It would get you a job into systems and software technician etc.   Rest it is your choice.     Wish you good luck...

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Hello Parveen,   To pursue Pharmacy, after 10th, you need to opt for PCMB. After 12th, you need to clear an entrance exam and then would you be eligible for the 4 years course. Once you complete B.Pharma, you have the following options: Get into a job. After completing B,Pharma, you will obtain a licence, With the licence, you could open a medical shop or you could register with a medical shop and earn accordingly. You could opt for a M.Pharma course.  Other option includes, MBA in Pharma management, or Hospital management etc. You could shift into microbiology or biomedical science

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