Who is a Pharmacist?
Pharmacist is a person who dispenses proper medications to patients/customers, besides this, she/he also educate patients on correct usage of drugs and it’s side effects. Pharmacists must know how to handle medications for patient safety and how to give correct dosages.
They also advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem.
Also Check: One should also know about Basic First Aid!
Career in Pharmacy :
Career in Pharmacy requires those pharmacists who can be patient, calm, reassuring, understanding and compassionate. Scope is good, rather, it is regarded as a nice job i.e., to serve the people. Pharmacists work in pharmacies, including those in grocery and drug stores. They also work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Some pharmacists work for the government and the military.
- Diploma of Pharmacy (D.Pharm.) or,
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)
- 6 Months Internship
- Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.)
NOTE: The degree/diploma must be from accredited, Pharmacy Council of India (or any other country) approved pharmacy colleges, and upon completion of training and education, the graduate must register with his/her state’s Pharmacy Council.
Types of Pharmacists :
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Consultant Pharmacists
- Community Pharmacists
- Pharmaceutical Pharmacists
Pharmacy College Admission Test is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges for career in Pharmacy.
NOTIFICATION: Check Out The PCAT 2017 Important Dates !
Best 5 Pharmacy Colleges In India :
- Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
- National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
- Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
- Government Pharmacy College, Bangalore
- Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi
Salary of a Pharmacist :
In Hospitals – 10,000(INR) to 25,000(INR)
At Private Pharmacy – 15,000(INR) to 40,000(INR)
Average Annual Salary of a Pharmacist is 3,50,000(INR)