The Pharmacist, a job that is in high demand

What a Pharmacist does

Pharmacists are medication experts. They advise doctors, nurses, and patients on the correct drug dosage for a patient's weight, age, health, and interactions between drugs and such. Pharmacists are also the people who give you the drug, they also are the ones that label the drug.

Why would you want it?

There are many reasons why you might want to be a Pharmacist. First of all, you get a salary $50,000 or more than the U.S.A. average annual wage ($114,000). Secondly, you help people with their drug dosage (medical assistance too while saving people's lives, for which they will thank you for) and you also don't need to work too much. For example, some pharmacists only need to go to work 3 days out of a week, and get the rest of their time as free time.

Companies that hire in this field

What you need to do in school to be a Pharmacist

To be a Pharmacist, trained in the United States must earn a Pharm.D. degree from an accredited college or school of pharmacy. The Pharm.D. degree has replaced the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, which is no longer being awarded. To be admitted to a Pharm.D. program, an applicant must have completed at least 2 years of specific professional study. This requirement generally includes courses in mathematics and natural sciences, such as chemistry, biology, and physics, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences. And, as for Pharm.D. degrees, they normally take 4 years to complete.

What characteristics you would need

Pharmacists need many characteristics to be successful. For example, they will need to be Meticulous, responsible, detail-oriented, logical, and finally communicative, for you need to explain the medicine to patients if your going to be a Pharmacist and know the medicines inside-out.
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