What is the job profile of the Pharmacist?
The job scope of the Pharmacist involves formulating, preparing and dispensing quality medicines based on a doctor’s prescription. A Pharmacist may choose to work in the Community or Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy or Commercial or Wholesale Pharmacy.
He develops and implements drug policies and practices, ensures that only high quality drugs are sold, and educates his customers on the safe and proper procedure of medication.
A Pharmacist must be meticulous in his job and possess compassion for his patients to provide them with the best medication they need.
Entry requirements into this line would be a recognized Degree in Pharmacy and registration with the local Pharmacy Board. One will be at an advantage if he possesses a Master of Science (Pharmacy), and Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science.
With sufficient experience in a hospital or retail pharmacy, one can choose to set up his own business.