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Pharmacist By: Mica Wilson
What They Do? • Reviews prescriptions to assure accuracy. • Provides information and advice regarding side effects. • Assesses the identity, strength and purity of medications. • Maintains records, such as pharmacy files. • Compounds and dispenses medications as prescribed. • Teaches pharmacy students serving as interns.
Plans, implements, and maintains procedures for mixing, packaging, and labeling. • Advises customers on the selection of medication brand. • Provides specialized services to help patients. • Manages conditions such as diabetes, asthma, smoking, etc. • Collaborates with other health care professionals.
Why is this career for you? • If you are: • Investigative: You are a thinker. Once a problem arrives you solve it. • Conventional: You are an organizer. Keeping your area organized is important. • Social: You are a helper. You like being accompanied by people.
Your work values are: • Achievement: It’s very important to you that your work allows you to use your best abilities. • Relationship: It’s very important to you that you have friendly co-workers. Then this is the job for you!
Skills That are required. • Basic skills like: • Reading comprehension • Active listening • Writing • Speaking • Math • Science
High level required skills are: • Developing and using computerized medical record • Helping people understand health care instructions • Hiring and supervising staff • Purchasing products for resale • Selling products or services • Treating physical or mental problems.
Work place skills • Practice activities the help people become successful in all kinds of careers. • Medium level of skills required: • Coordination • Instructing • Persuasion • Social ability
What to Learn? • Pre-Pharmacy Studies • Pharmacy • Pharmacy Administration and Policy • Pharmaceutics and Drug design • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry • Natural Products Chemistry • Pharmaceutical Economics
Money Outlook • Average Annual Wage: $106,860 • Entry Annual Wage:$79,630 • Experienced Annual Wage:$136,380 • Average Hourly Wage:$51.37 • Entry Hourly Wage:$38.28 • Experienced Hourly Wage:$65.57 • Median Hourly Wage:$52.39
Related Careers • Radio pharmacist • Prepares and dispenses radioactive pharmaceuticals used for patient diagnosis. • Director, Pharmacy Services: • Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel.
Summary • This is all you need to know about this career. If you have found that this job is for you, I strongly push you to proceed in it. Thank you for your attention.