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

1 answer Aditya Sisodia in Pharmacists category

The pharmacist is one of the dispensable careers in the healthcare industry. A pharmacist can work for a  chemist shop, a community or a hospital as per his own choice. He has the responsibility to prepare and distribute over the counter medicines prescribed by the doctor. They have to make sure that patients perfectly get to know about how and when to take the prescribed medicines. They are responsible for the prevention of interactions due to dangerous drugs medications. They can have a bright career in the research field as well. Various institutes provide diploma, master or bachelor d

1 answer Surabhi Dewra in Pharmacists category

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Hello Himanshu,  Let me ask you few questions before I answer your query. How a medicine is made?.  Why do we have tablets and syrups? What and how are the compositions used for a medicine decided? Which medicine is for which ailment? If the above questions interest you, Pharmacy can be opted by you after 12th PCMB. One needs to also clear an entrance exam after 12th to be eligible to pursue this course. After finishing B.Pharma, one could opt for either M.Pharma followed by  p.Hd or opt for Pharmacy management or Hospitality management. As far as jobs is concerned, one could

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

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ILAM is the Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management and is one the most reputed and highly versatile institutes of India that provide courses in logistics and aviation management both. The courses offered by the ILAM are mostly industry oriented and follow a very high and progressive approach that forges the better and more professional candidate to join the aviation and the logistics industry and performs really well. This is why the name of the ILAM is taken with pride among the various organizations of the aviation and logistics industry. Logistics and Aviation Management ILAM provid

1 answer Avadhut Desai in Pharmacists category

1 answer Halima Sadiya in Pharmacists category

Hello Palak,  The question is abrupt. What do you mean by How many streams? Is it after 10th or 12th?. Are you talking about courses or specialization?. Please do write back stating your qualification, interest etc so that can help you further. In terms of streams after 10th, a student can choose any one of the following:  Science Commerce ARTS Diploma Wish you good luck...

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Hello Rattan,  Why are you looking out for a job after 12th?.  At this stage mainly you would get jobs related to sales, telemarketing, data entry, back office, office assistant etc. Take a job since it may be necessary, but then complete your graduation through correspondence in.the area you are intetested in. Wish you.good luck ..

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category
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Hello Pankaj,  Firstly congratulations you are a graduate in sociology. Secondly why did you opt for this majors. Answering the second questio is the answer to your query asked above. As a sociologists, your main role is working towards the society. Now from the areas like poverty, health, education, environment, etc you choose which area you wish to focus on and start working in that area. Eg. A sociologists working in the area of poverty, goes ahead to many corporates or local organizations. Makes a tie up with them and provides employment to the people he works for. Please note, after

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Pharmacists category

Thanks maam. Some colleges conduct their own entrance test. So for now I should focus on that. And will prepare for that. Some of the colleges like JSS, Manipal and NMIMS. Any other addition from your side to this list?

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Vandana - this is a good time to plan your future with a degree in pharma - I have counseled pharma students before and they are very happy with their choices. If you are interested then you can sign up to work with me and I can help you with all your career issues. Good luck.

1 answer Sai Bhupalam 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