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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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1 answer Prathamesh Kapote in Pharmacists category

  Hello Shivam,   Interesting question.   But this is a question that only you can answer and no one else.   Based on your interest, liking and abilities choose a field.   Best would be Self introspection followed by an Aptitude test.   Wish you good luck..

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Hello Divya,   Interesting question, You have a lot many options right from pursuing as Masters degree in Pharmacy or Pharmacology.   You could also opt for the following: MBA in Pharma Management MBA in Hospital Management Microbiology Alternate medicines Clinical research Wish you good luck....

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1 answer Prathamesh Kapote in Pharmacists category
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Hello Vikas,   The choice is completely yours.   If teaching is something you wish to make your career in, then pursue either a B.Ed and teach in schools and junior college or appear for NET / SET and teach in degree colleges and as well at coaching institutes you have mentioned above.   But if you looking out for long term job satisfaction and flow of money after you retire, that is a secured future, then government job would be ideal.   But my advise here would be, why not both.   Probably you could work as a part-time lecturer in coaching institutes on the weekends

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category
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 Hi Bharti  Paramedical courses are proper degrees those have a high demand now. Some of the most popular ones are Bachelors in Occupational Therapy, Bachelors in Physiotherapy, yogic science, audiology and speech therapy to name a few. You need to take entrance tests for each of these and the duration ranges from 3 to 5 years depending on the course. The way you prepare for medical entrance exams you have to study just in the same way .

1 answer Soumita Sen in Pharmacists category