What Do Scientist Do?

Mrs.Overton 2nd Period Class


What is a pharmacist? Pharmacist help patient's get well by dispensing medication and monitoring their health and progress. They educate consumers on the use of over the counter medicine. They advise nurses and other health professionals on drug decisions and provide expertise about the drugs including their chemical, biological and physical properties. They ensure drug purity and strength and make sure that drugs do not interact in a harmful way towards the patient. Pharmacist are drug experts concerned about their patient's health and wellness. They strive to: Cure disease,eliminate or reduce symptoms, arrest or slow a disease process, prevent disease, diagnose disease and alter physiological process for desirable result in patients health.
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Schooling Required

In order to become a pharmacist you need to go to school for 2-4 years depending on the school you attend. You need a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from pharmacy school.

How much do they earn?

Pharmacist earn about $106,410 annually. The highest-paid Pharmacists earn more than $131,440 per year, and even the lowest-paid Pharmacists are paid $77,390.

Working Conditions

Pharmacists usually work in clean, well-lit and well-ventilated areas. Many pharmacists spend most of their workday on their feet. When working with sterile and/or potentially dangerous products, pharmacists wear gloves and masks and work with other protective equipment. Many community and hospital pharmacies are open for extended hours or 24/7 so pharmacists may work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Most full-time salaried pharmacists worked about 43 hours a week.

A Day in the Life of a Pharmacist - Christina Cipolle
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