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What is a Pharmacist? A person licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and medicines.
Education and Training Colleges; Drake, Auburn, Butler, Creighton, Idaho State, Howard, ect. Pharm.D. degree 2 years of specific professional study Math, chemistry, biology, physics, and humanities and social sciences 3 or more years at a college or university
What do Pharmacists do? Dispense medications Advise medical staff on selection/effect of medicines Plan, monitor, and evaluate drug programs Counsel hospitalized patients on use of drugs
Specific Activities of a Pharmacist Calculate volumes of medicines Assess identity, strength, and purity of meds Review prescriptions Publish educational information Train students Prepare sterile solutions Label pharmaceuticals
Where do Pharmacists Work Hospitals Mail-order and internet pharmacies Pharmaceutical wholesalers Offices of physicians Local pharmacies Self owned pharmacies
Salary $102,078 to $124,452
Employment Outlook Expected to increase faster than normal Job prospects should be excellent Many job openings
Work Environment Clean Well lit Spend most of the day on your feet Wear gloves, masks when working with sterile products