Pharmacist - How to become a Pharmacist


Pharmacist has its own important role in the field of medicine. In fact he/she is a multifunctional figure in this filed. He is one who can work in a clinic or hospital for explaining and providing the patients the prescription written by the doctor and following the effect of it to the individual. He can opt for back end field of experimenting and finding new medicine and exploring the effects and side effect of new found medicines in the laboratories. Besides he can also make his fortune by going into the field of trading of medicine i.e by opening a commercial establishment/chemist shop after acquiring the license from the competent authority. In whatever form he is working he has to work with utmost sincerity as he is directly dealing with the health of the patients. His one mistake can prove fatal for the patient or put all the efforts of the doctor and his team to zero.

A pharmacist in the form of a trader has also to maintain the balance between his own well being and the well being of his customer in his case his customers are not the ordinary people but these are the person who are struggling to save their life. In any way role of the pharmacist is considered to be very crucial and important in this whole process of treatment of a patient.

Although it is hundred percent truth that it is the doctor who can save a life by providing his timely service but the fact that doctor cannot do it without the help of his team mates and a pharmacist is one of them and important too. He/She may have to work for 24 hours in emergency conditions

To do this work tirelessly with all the care and devotion one requires a lot of hard work This is the profession in which a person has to have dual character, on the one side one has to be strong hearted to feel the heat of reality when her services/medicines will not be enough to save the life of a human being and her devotion will not be able to send a patience to his home and on the other side she has to be quite soft hearted so that she could handle the patients of every nature and kind

The scope of a pharmacist as a profession is increasing with fast pace with the aware ness among the masses about their health care activities.

To discharge their duties with utmost perfection the prospective pharmacist required professional knowledge about the filed and condition they are going to work in the coming time. For that they need proper knowledge and training in their respective field which can only be achieved by doing professionally designed courses. So to be in this profession who has to undergo one of more of the ahead given courses.

 

Pharmacist Eligibility

1. D. Pharmacy (Diploma in Pharmary)

Eligibility

1. Educational Qualification

To be eligible to join D. Pharmacy a Diploma course one should be 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as main subject with 50% marks for some highly rated collages providing this course.

 

How to become a Pharmacist?

Step 1

Interested candidate has to appear in an entrance tests conducted by the various state and Independent medical educational bodies providing this course to admit candidates according to the rank of the candidate in the entrance exam.

These exams are usually held in the month of May-June and consists of Objective type questions based on the subject of relevant subjects the results of these exams are generally out by June/July

However some colleges also give admission on the basis of % of marks obtained in the qualifying class

Step 2

After completing this 2 years of course in which one has to go through all the major aspects of the field of study-Apart from the theoretical part, Pharmacist also go through practical training courses in the attached organizations- one can opt. for some job is private or state run Nursing homes or Hospital as Pharmacist.

Fees and Other Expenditures: Although varying from college to college, the total course fee for a D. Pharmacy course ranges from anywhere near 50 thousands at a government college to around Rs 1.50 Lakh in private institutes.

2. B. Pharmacy

Eligibility

1. Educational Qualification

To be eligible to join B. Pharmacy one should be 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as main subject with at least 50% marks for some highly rated collages providing this course.

Step 1

Interested candidate has to appear in an entrance tests like CPMT conducted by the various state and Independent medical educational bodies to admit candidates in institutions attached with it according to the rank of the candidate in the entrance exam.

These exams are usually held in the month of May-June and consists of Objective type questions based on the relevant subjects the results of these exams are generally out by June/July

However some colleges also give admission on the basis of % of marks obtained in the qualifying class

Step 2

After completing this 3 years degree course along with practical training one can opt. for some job is private or state run Nursing homes or Hospital as Pharmacist or join some pharmaceutical firm as a chemist or pharmacist .Besides one can also open his own chemist shop after getting the necessary license from the competent authority .

Fees and Other Expenditures: Although varying from college to college, the total course fee this course ranges from any where 3o thousands at a government college to around Rs 2-3 lakhs in private institutes.

 

Pharmacist Job Description

A pharmacist  job is multifunctional  in nature.He works in a clinic or hospital for explaining and providing the patients the prescription written by the doctor. He can opt for jobs invovling experimenting and finding new medicine and exploring the effects and side effect of new found medicines in the laboratories. Besides he can also make his fortune by going into the field of trading of medicine i.e by opening a commercial establishment/chemist shop after acquiring the license from the competent authority.

 

Pharmacist Career Prospects

A well qualified and certified Pharmacist may find a challenging career in public and private sector hospital, Pharmaceutical companies and testing laboratory. These days with the growth in the private sector there are so many private hospitals, nursing homes, drug testing and developmental laboratories etc. thereby the demand for pharmacist is on the up-swing. With adequate knowledge, higher qualification and experience, Pharmacist can advance to supervisory or management positions in laboratories and hospitals. These Pharmacists can also run private chemist shops or laboratories. Teaching in medical collages and institutions is also a very good option for them.

 

Pharmacist Salary

Pharmacist gets reasonable salary in government and private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic laboratories etc. The average starting salary of a Pharmacist ranges between Rs.10,000  to Rs.15,000 per month in hospitals and in clinics.

Those working in private hospitals and multinational pharmaceutical firms are getting much more than those of government employees. Those who are running private establishments are getting handsome returns depending upon their skill, knowledge, experience and popularity in the surrounding areas.

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