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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Yes Simran... Bachelors in Physiotherapy is one of the popular course in applied medical science in India. You can find job opportunities as Physician, Consultant in clinics or Sports/ Health and fitness centers, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation centres, special schools etc etc. You may can open your own clinics and consultancy centers. Sports is one of the major area for Physiotherapists. You can find good jobs if you are successful to get admission in institutes like VMMC College Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia,Lovely Professional University, Jamia Hamdard, Manav Rachna University etc. You

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B.Pharm and M.Pharm courses are the available courses for you to build a career as a pharmacist. You may can also join in Pharmaceutical industry after you Post Graduation. Some of the best institutes to pursue this course includes: - University of Delhi - Jamia Hamdard University - Maharshi Dayanand University - Galgotias University - Lovely Professional University - Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Punjabi University - SRM university Some of these universities are offering good academic environment and modern technologies in campus and class rooms. you may can avail scholarships a

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Hello Raghav,  Firstly the most important subject required to be eligible for the pilot aptitude test, one needs to have studied physics and math at the 12th and or graduate level. Hope you have studied physics and math at the 12th grade. If yes, then approach any DGCA approved flying club, clear the aptitude test and then you would get a student pilot licence. Only then you would you be eligible for the commercial pilot licence, based on which you can start your career as a pilot.  To achieve commercial licence a minimum of 200 hours of solo as well as assisted flying is necessary a

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Hello Muneer,   There is no second thought to it, Yes your brother should go ahead with a course he is interetsed in and get a degree soon.   Please note that the Institute must be approved by DG Shipping of India only. Only then will he stand to get a job in the shipping.   Wish you good luck....

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1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Pharmacists category

You can get admission for MBA if you have cleared CAT, MAT, or CMAT etc. You can also get admission for MBA based on your performance in the qualifying exam also in institutes like VIT university, Lovely Professional University etc. Some of the institutes are offering scholarships for meritorious students. 

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1 answer Soumita Sen in Pharmacists category

Hello Rajesh,  A lot of opportunities. But it all depends on what you wish to pursue ahead in future. If its a masters degree, then please note, you would have to clear the entrance exam first.  In terms of masters degree you could choose from a wide range of options like microbiology, veternary science, agriculture, food technology, nutrition, pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology etc Incase if the above does not interest you, you could opt for teaching, whereby you could opt for B.Ed Or you could opt for management studies especially MBA in Hospital management and you could be inc

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Hello Jagabandhu,  First let me tell you the opportunities one has in terms of a job as well as further studies. After completing B.Pharma you get a licence from the medical council of india which makes you eligible to run a medical shop. Apart from this you could work in the pharma company in the manufacturing, production, packaging or marketing department. You could also find jobs as a medical representative or a medical writer. In terms of further studies you could pursue M.pharma or clinical research and work as a research assistant. Or you could pursue Pharma management and opt for t

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Hello Devang,   Interesting.   You can opt for a course in travel and tourism and become a tour guide yourself. But very important here would be knowing the in and out of the place. But as such you would be restricted to only one place.   Or else, you could start your own tour business too. Rather I would suggest that get into a corporate, earn well and every few months plan on a vacation. In this way you would fulfil your dreams of travelling. Being  a guide or a tour agent, you would not be able to enjoy the tour as such.   Wish you good luck...  

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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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