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

1 answer Adiba Shahab in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, Though your question is not clear, I would advise on what you have mentioned. After BCom, you have got a government job and now your age is 30. I feel at the age of 30 you have still lot to learn on the job and gain experience which is the most important and vital aspect for your career growth. Do not leave your job and try to understand and gain insights in your job. If you have acquired five years of work experience by now or would gather is it near future, I would recommend a distance learning MBA from IGNOU or Symbiosis. Distance learning MBA is now recognised by government

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, Do you really think that becoming a Life Coach is a career? I feel this as risky. Definitely, to become a life course, there are no courses available in the formal education system in the world. Being a Life Coach means you will be taking seminars, public meetings to tell people about life, living, culture, problems, solutions, etc. For doing this, you yourself should be extremely aware, knowledgeable and definitely a person who has taken experience of life and the world. Advising people just on the basis of books and motivating them does not make sense, since after sometime peo

3 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Hi Swapnil, As per the website and my Research speaking to few IT organizations, RedHat certifications being on par with other operating systems especially Linux, has a high demand these days. But I would suggests that you go through each and every course provided by Redhat in details and as per your liking select the best course that would match your current qualification and or work. Hope this helps. Wish you good luck.....

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, For IAS, you need to be good at English, which is recommended. For IAS you will have to dedicate more time for studies along with job. You will need to be disciplined in your daily work schedule and practice a lot. Enrolling yourself for a IAS coaching is recommended. Best wishes

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, After 12th Science (with PCB), you can pursue Pharmacy at under graduate level. BPharm is the ideal course to make a career in pharmacy. You will need to appear for the Common Admission Test for admission to BPharm course. Further BPharm, you may take up MPharm or Clinical Research. Best wishes

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Hi There, BAF, is a self financing course and is taught mainly by professionals working in the field and the course is industrially structured. As such BAF, covers, two aspects, Finance and Accounts in details. Thus after you graduate, you have opportunities in both the fields, accounts and finance sectors. You could find opportunities with Investment sectors, insurance sector, financial organizations, banks, trading or stock market companies, mutual funds etc. But please note, upgradation is required in each field. So you must be aware of whats new in the market, related to your field and if

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, You can get a job in marketing by a simple graduation degree and applying for jobs in marketing and sales. Further it is recommended for secure career, to pursue MBA Marketing from a good Institute. Best wishes

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, Everybody wishes to have a high score in GRE. This makes the exam very competitive and therefore each aspect in the exam is highly important. Some suggestions to get high score in GRE: 1. Enrol yourself in a good coaching class for GRE.  2. Lots of practice of English grammar, numerical. 3. Also, work on Statement of Purpose, since this is the major determining factor for admission Best wishes

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Hi Tanvi, I have listed all the collages providing pharmacy course in Uttar Pradesh: Acharya Narendra Deo College of Pharmacy, Babhnan Gonda. Agra Public Institute of Technology & computer Education, Agra. Advance Instt. Of Biotech & Paramedical Sciences, Kanpur. Bulandshahr College of Pharmacy, Bulandshahar. Babu Banarasi Das National Institute of Technology and Management, Lucknow. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. College Of Pharmacy, Pratapgarh. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology, Meerut. Department Of Pharmaceutical Sciences

1 answer Vijaya Sena Reddy Solipuram in Pharmacists category

Hello Madhur It would be more helpful if you specify which state you belong to or which university you want to join. The eligibility criteria are answered by Ms Deepika. In addition to that state level entrance exams or university level entrance exams are conducted. E.g. Maharashtra state conducts MHTCET for admission to B.Pharm. course. One needs to appear for and clear the entrance exam. These entrance exams are based on 10+2 syllabus and consists of multiple choice questions.  All the best  

3 answers Deepti Khandekar in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, Yes definitely! BPharm pass outs definitely have careers. You can get jobs in pharmaceutical companies, research labs, drug houses, IT companies for back end technical processes, etc. Clinical Research is one area which is in demand and growing and shall be growing. This has scope in India and abroad as well. After BPharm, I would suggest you to do a course in Clinical Research from a recognised Institute. This will enhance your career to a great extent and this is well paying too. Also I would suggest that be flexible for migration to other cities where there are pharmaceutical

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

Dear Aspirant, I am so happy to know that you are interested in teaching as a career and that too when you have just given 12th exam. Which stream have you given your 12th exam? Please let me know so that I can guide you more appropriately. However, I will tell you in general. Please tell me where are you thinking of teaching? In a college, school? A Masters degree is highly recommended if you want to teach. If you want to teach in school, then minimum graduate and B.Ed course is compulsory and clearing the Teacher Eligibility Test is mandatory. If you want to teach in junior college, then min

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

1 answer Halima Sadiya in Pharmacists category

Hi There, As far as I know, generally the authoritative body has the questions and answer papers with them in their store. So it would be best if you could contact them accordingly. Wish you good luck..

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Hi Ejaz, Interesting. Looks like you have not completed your Graduation yet. But it is good to think ahead for the future. One thing I would recommend here is that either go in for an internship program or a project work with Intas. That will help you showcase your talent to the company and they may try and retain you in the company. Other than that, the other way would be to, make an attractive resume and most importantly a cover letter stating your strengths, achievements during the B>pharma graduation, your project work successfully completed, and how you could add value to the company i

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Dear Minakshi,  Foreign students, NRIs, PIO card holders, etc need to take the entrance examination for admission into pharmacy programs.   They are eligible to apply under the NRI category. All international students require a student visa endorsed, which is valid for a prescribed duration of the course. Xerox of the passport of both the parent and the student needs to be submitted, NRI bank account pass book also needs to be furnished Any student who has studied other than CBSE, ICSE or state board in india are advised to obtain an equivalent certificate from association of indian

1 answer Preetha Ajit in Pharmacists category
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Hi Manohar,   There are many colleges that offer an MS in Pharmacy with variations in specialization. I have recently worked with two students who are pursuing their MS (one in the USA and the other in Canada). The procedure is not very complicated. In addition to the academic requirements, you would need a GRE score and an IELTS/TOEFL score depending on where you want to go. As far the expense is concerned, you have options: self funding/via a bank loan, scholarships and other opportunities - this is standard for many MS programs. In order to get a clearer picture, you would need to meet

1 answer Sai Bhupalam in Pharmacists category
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