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Pharmacy CareersPharmacy Careers: Pharmacy professionals are medicine experts who provide medication and information about medication to healthcare professionals and the general public. The main duties of a pharmacy professional are to improve an individual's life through medicine, while ensuring that the patient obtains the correct information, advice and amount of medication. Pharmacy professionals advise the public and physicians on the dosages, side effects and selection of different medications.

There are many options open to someone considering a career in Pharmacy as it is one of the fastest growing healthcare sectors. There are also many opportunities for Pharmacists who specialize in certain diseases e.g. cancer. This is due to the ongoing development of new treatments. Pharmacists involved with new medicines, work from their development in the laboratory to their distribution to the end patient.

Pharmacy professionals can work in many settings including, high street pharmacies, Hospital wards, carrying out research in university Labs, Education and so on. If you are considering a career in Pharmacy, you will need to have a strong science background and be an excellent communicator.

The different careers in Pharmacy include:

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician

Education: A pharmacist must complete a Pharm.D. degree (doctorate of Pharmacy) program to practice. Upon completion the Pharmacist must then pass the licensure requirements of the state in which he/she wishes to practice.

Pharmacy Aides do not need any formal training but most employers look for a high school diploma with courses in biology, chemistry and physics, and some community college training.

Pharmacy Technician. Currently major employers look for formal training and certifications when recruiting Pharmacy Technicians. The most popular certification is the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) given by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT).

Career: Huge career growth is expected for Pharmacy professionals. This is due to the increase in use of prescription drugs, the aging population, and an emphasis on prevention by insurance companies in order to reduce large hospital bills. There are also new jobs being created in disease management, sales and marketing, managed care organizations and Pharmacy Informatics.

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