Pharmacists

"Medicine is a world of its own" By: Sydney Breaker 4th hour

Basic Information About Pharmacists

  • They usually work 40 hours a week
  • They must be alert at all times for errors that can cause serious illness or death.
  • The typical salaries range from $99,830 to $147,960 per year
  • Pharmacists usually work in clean, well-illuminated areas
  • Students complete at least two years of college work in math and science before entering pharmacy school.
  • Know how drugs function and the adverse side effects
  • Pharmacists order, store, package, label, and sell prescription drugs.
  • Prescription drugs are medications that can be sold only when doctors give written permission for their patients to receive the drugs
  • They learn about new medicines and how they are used
  • They keep track of their drug supplies to make sure that they have enough of each kind of drug
  • Pharmacists explain how to use prescription drugs and ask their customers questions to make sure that they are taking the correct dosages

Pros and Cons

Pros


  • Make $99,830 to $147,960 per year because that is a nice amount of money to make
  • Know how drugs function and the adverse side effects cause if you get the drug you will know what todo
  • They learn about new medicines and how they are used know when to give them to people

Cons


  • They must be alert at all times for errors that can cause serious illness or death because you might be have family time
  • You have to go through many years of schooling that uses a lot of your time you could be making money
  • Often wear gloves, masks, or other safety gear you might get rashes for them

What You Need to Succeed

Students complete at least two years of college work in math and science before entering pharmacy school. Many students go to pharmacy school after three years of college work.
Students graduate from pharmacy school after four years of study with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. After they receive this degree, they must pass a state exam. When they pass the exam, they receive a license to work as a pharmacist.
Individuals who want administrative responsibilities usually complete graduate studies. Researchers employed by government agencies and private pharmaceutical companies must have a doctorate.
Employers contact pharmacy schools for new graduates. They also advertise in newspapers and professional journals.

High school classes that will help prepare students for college include Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Foreign Language (minimum of two years), and Statistics and Probability.

Associations/Professional Organizations

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

https://www.accp.com/misc/x.aspx?l=http://www.aacp.org

1724 king Street

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

https://www.accp.com/misc/x.aspx?l=http://www.amcp.org/home

100 North Pitt Street, Suite 400 | Alexandria, VA 22314

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Do you want to be a pharmacists? They make $99,830 to $147,960 per year. Pharmacists usually work in clean areas. They usually work 40 hours a week, which may include evening and weekend hours. They are sometimes on call on holidays. They must be alert at all times for errors that can cause serious illness or death. You can go to http://www.pharmacist.com to find out more.