pharmacist

Maria Saldivar Pd.10

Career Details

what pharmacist do:

  • dispense prescription medication to patients
  • offer advise for safer ways procedures
  • answer questions patients questions


Working schedule:

  • 12 hour shift


working location:

  • Chicago, suburb areas
  • California, suburb areas


salary/ wage:

  • Chicago median salary: $122,665
  • California median salary:$130,551



Education Needed

at least two years of college (courses);

  • math
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • physics
  • humanities
  • social studies

______________________________

  • pharmacy college admission test
  • Pathophysiology
  • Toxicology
  • Disease treatments
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Pharmacy ethics and law
  • Drug absorption rates
  • Patient care
  • Medicinal chemistry

Skills Required

  1. memorization
  2. attention to detail
  3. strong math and science skills
  4. preparing drugs
  5. drug knowledge and assessment
  6. working with people
  7. working with people
  8. computer literacy
  9. teaching
  10. specialty training

Job Outlook Growth:

  • increase by 25% from 2010-2020, faster than the average for all occupations

Advancement Opportunities:

  • may elect to advance into a senior
  • direct patient care
  • management responsibilities