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Career Pharmacist FINIAL
Career Pharmacist FINIAL
Career Pharmacist FINIAL
Career Pharmacist FINIAL
Career Pharmacist FINIAL
Career Pharmacist FINIAL
Career Pharmacist FINIAL
Career Pharmacist FINIAL
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  • 1. THE CAREER OF A PHARMACIST By: Sara Nazir PNG Category: Publisher: Rows per Page:
  • 2. What does a Pharmacist do?
    • Basic Responsibilities of a Pharmacist
    • Dispense prescription drugs (Fills Prescriptions)
    • Counsel patients about the medication they are taking
    • Ensure drug therapy is safe and effective
    • Monitor patient's drug therapy
  • 3. What does a Pharmacist do?
    • Give recommendations to customers about over-the-counter medicines
    • Occasionally Pharmacists compound medicines (mix up)
    • Work in collaboration with physicians, nurses and other health care providers
  • 4. What education is needed?
    • Pharmacists require many years of training
    • High school diploma
    • Having three or more years of college before attending pharmacy school
    • Must have a high PCAT score to get into Pharmacy School
    • Pharmacists must graduate from an accredited Pharmacy School
    • Pharmacists are now graduating with a 4-year PharmD degree
  • 5. What education is needed?
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is no longer being awarded
    • All Pharmacists need to pass the NAPLEX practice pharmacy exam
    • Post Graduate Residency and Fellowship training may be necessary for some Clinical Pharmacy positions
    • Pharmacists may also get additional certifications and degrees after graduating from pharmacy school depending on their job setting
  • 6. What makes a good Pharmacist
    • Desired qualities in prospective pharmacists include:
    • excellent communication skills
    • good interpersonal skills
    • a desire to help others
    • conscientiousness and detail-oriented
    • enjoy studying the sciences
  • 7. “ SUCCESS IS A STATE OF MIND. IF YOU WANT SUCCESS, START THINKING OF YOURSELF AS A SUCCESS.” (ANONYMOUS)
  • 8. What is the Salary for a Pharmacist?
  • 9. What is the Salary for a Pharmacist?
    • Median annual salary of pharmacists in May 2008 was $106,410.
    • A Pharmacist’s salary may depend on several factors like:
    • Number of years of experience
    • Setting (hospital, retail store, health insurance company, Pharmacy benefit manager, academia etc)
    • Number of years of post-Pharm.D. training (residency, fellowship etc)
    • Extra certifications (e.g. BCPS – Board certified pharmacotherapy specialist)
    • Type of job (management, clinical, retail, etc)
  • 10. What is the Job Outlook of a Pharmacist?
    • The employment of Pharmacists is expected to grow by about 17% between 2008 and 2018
    • This growth is much faster than the average job. This is probably due to:
      • increasing number of elderly and middle-aged people who are using more prescription drugs
      • increased scientific advances leading to new drug products
  • 11. Related Occupations
    • Other people who are employed in pharmacies, work with medications, or are involved in patient care include:
    • Biological and Medical scientists
    • Pharmacy technicians
    • Physicians/Surgeons
    • Nurses
    • Dieticians
    • Social Workers

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