What is a pharmacist? And what
do they do?
• A pharmacist are people who fill and prescribe medication.
• They are the ones who focus on safety and effective medication use.
• They make sure to measure the correct amount of medication and
make sure it works effectively.
• They also monitor the health and progress of patients.
• They also answer questions people may have about anything they
want to be answered.
• They fill prescriptions, and verify instructions for physicians for the
proper amount of medication to give to patients
• For a person to become a pharmacist they need to have
a doctors or professional degree.
• They must complete 8 years of professional level training
at a pharmacy school
• 4 years after receiving a bachelors degree.
Pharmacist often use may tools on their jobs, some of the
tools they use are
• Class A prescription balance or an electronic balance
• Graduated cylinder
• Medicine dropper
Some benefits of being a pharmacist are
• Health care and dental care for officers at no cost
• Low-cost health care and dental care for your family
• Health care benefits continue during retirement for you
and your spouse
• Low-cost life insurance
Some pros of being a pharmacist are
• Working with people
• Not so stressful as other medical jobs
• The benefits of being a pharmacist
• Earn a great salary
• Have good job security
• Working in a safe environment
Some cons on being a pharmacist are
• Dealing with rude costumers
• requires a lot of repetitive work
• You might have to work weekends and/or evenings
• You'll have to stand on your feet for long hours
• You have to complete four years of post-graduate school
Some of the best school to go to, to learn to become a
• University of California in San Francisco
• University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
• University of Minnesota
• University of Texas in Austin
The places are the places that are not so good to go to, to
learn to become a pharmacist.
• Touro University in California College of Pharmacy
• University of Puerto Rico in Medical Sciences Campus
• Xavier University of Louisiana
• Nova Southeastern University in Florida
Pharmacists learn how to engage with patients as part of
their six to eight years in pharmacy school training.
Students take such courses as medicinal
chemistry, pathophysiology, and pharmacotherapy, and
must pass both national and state licensing exams. They
also practice communication skills with other students and
community pharmacists, who volunteer their time to pose
as patients, and they spend more than 1,700 hours of their
training interacting with patients in doctor's offices and