Pharmacy is the fastest growing sector only after information technology. This emerging field also imparts various kinds of jobs ranging from sales and marketing to research and development scientists.
Employment opportunities are in pharmacy shop, community pharmacy, drug, and food department, quality assurance, regulatory department, intellectual property rights, clinical trial management, medical journal writing depending upon the qualification and skills. Those with Doctoral and Ph.D. degree can find placement at research labs in India and abroad. Pharmacists are also employed in food and drug organizations. The average salary for the fresher can be around 10000 to 15000 rupees a month.
Interpersonal and communication skills, good persona, in-depth study knowledge, broad thinking, and technical mental ability are the required attributes. Other attributes include detail orientation, good memory and ability to work cooperatively and coordinately.
Courses range from diploma to degrees to masters to Ph.D. and Doctoral. Basic qualification to get into the pharmacy course is 10+2 with good aggregate marks in chemistry and biology. One can pursue masters and later Ph.D. in the same subject.
Merits and Demerits
In this profession, one can have good remuneration and job stability. You must be ready to update your knowledge and grasp new information.