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What does a Pharmacist do?

Pharmacists supply, dispense and manufacture medicines and pharmaceutical products in hospitals and community pharmacies, and advise on their appropriate use. The job duties of a pharmacist include provide advice about medicines are to be taken or used in the safest and most effective way in the treatment of common ailments; provide advice on medicine about appropriate selection, dosage, drug interactions, potential side effects; or work in research and development of medicines and other health-related products.

Area of specialization may include psychiatric disorders, intravenous nutrition support, oncology, nuclear pharmacy, and pharmacotherapy.

How to become a Pharmacist?

To become a pharmacist, you would require a bachelor's degree in pharmacy at university, followed by a one-year post graduation development year. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Hospital Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Drug Researcher, Community Pharmacist
Mid-Career
Pharmaceutical Officer, Senior Pharmacist
Experienced
Pharmaceutical Manager, Managed Care Pharmacist

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