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  • 1. Pharmacy
    RanaMoustafa
  • 2. What Do Pharmacists Do?
    Specialize in dispensing drugs prescribed by physicians.
    Provide information to patients about their side effects and use.
    Pharmacists must understand the composition of medicines, as well as the laws that regulate their manufacture and sale.
    Order and store medicines, keeping them safe, pure, and effective.
    Required by law to maintain records of the drugs they handle.
  • 3. Types of Pharmacists
    Ambulatory-visit inpatients in hospitals
    Clinical-work in clinics of private practices or hospitals
    Retail-community chain pharmacy
    Government-U.S food and/or drug public health services
    Home Care-work with ill people in homes
  • 4. Continued
    Academic-teachers
    Hospital-main hospital pharmacy
    Research-researchers
    Industrial-drug companies
    Nuclear-work with nuclear medicine
    Independent-own a pharmacy
  • 5. Work Schedules
    Early Shift (6 a.m.–4:30 p.m. or 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.)
    Late Shift (10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. or 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. or noon–10:30 p.m.)
    Very flexible
  • 6. How Will I Get There?
    Pharmacy schools throughout the U.S have highly competitive admissions.
    Pharmacy evaluate student applications based on:
    • Overall GPA, science and math GPA
    • 7. PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) scores
    • 8. Community service, pharmacy work experience
    • 9. Interview
  • Licenses/Certifications
    All 50 states require a state’s license exam to practice.
    • Pharmacists must pass exam after completing pharmacy school in order to be able to start working.
  • Salaries
    Popular Employers
    • CVS/Pharmacy $70,000-$115,642
    • 10. Walgreen Co. $80,673-$103,192
    • 11. Rite Aid Pharmacy $70,377-$113,200
    • 12. Wal-Mart Pharmacy $61,042-$121,512
    • 13. Popular Industries
    • 14. Pharmacy $85,370-$113,132
    • 15. Hospital $82,892-$112,662
    • 16. Pharmaceuticals $80,075-$110,751
    • 17. Health Care $83,706-$112,671
    • 18. Retail $81,735-$112,153
  • References
    College of Pharmacy- University of Iowa. We. 09 May 2011. http://www.pharmacy.uiowa.edu/.
    “How to Become a Pharmacist- WikiHow.” WikiHow – The How-to Manual That You Can Edit. Web. 09 May 2011. http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Pharmacist.
    “Pharmacist Salary- Pharmacist Salaries - Average Salary for Pharmacist – Payscale.” PayScale – Salary Comparison, Salary Survey, Search Wages. Web. 09 May 2011. http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Pharmacist/Salary.