Why is a Pharmacist my favorite career?

Medicine + anyone = poison, but... Medicine + pharmacist = savior


Kamiran Lokman

I remember, at first, I wanted to work and find myself in a sensitive and important part of health where I could live very close to people and help them restore normal and healthy life, but how?! I don't know! I didn’t even know there was a place called the College of Pharmacy.

Later, after completing high school, I could continue at university for several departments depending on my grades and the higher education system. One of these was the College of Pharmacy. Before that, I had researched most of the departments and compared their pros and cons. But as I understood the college of pharmacy, each answer made me more emotional, and I found myself in that field. Now let’s get out of the story and look at the real world of pharmacy.

The strengths of the pharmacy profession can be summarized as follows and although there may be some variation from place to place.

1. Breadth of fields of expertise and career options

For example, in the following sections.

A\ Working as a clinical pharmacist. The pharmacist, together with the specialist, is responsible for monitoring the drug in terms of the best options and safest methods of administration to maximize the gains and results from the drug for the patient. It also prevents dangerous drug interactions when they need to be used together. For this purpose, the pharmacist must have a master’s degree in clinical pharmacy.

b\ Working in drug discovery and research centers or pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. Both are critical to maintaining and improving global health by innovating and discovering new drugs and improving and reducing the harmful effects of existing drugs.

C\ Working as a pharmacist in a pharmacy. Whether the manager or one of the members of the pharmacy can play this role. There he will have direct contact with patients and drug users. Therefore, it is important to know that the pharmacist is the only person from whom the right medication can be obtained. As they say: "Medicine equals poison with everyone! It can only change from the pharmacist's hands to the savior of life. The pharmacist in private and public pharmacies is responsible for reviewing prescriptions and medications, then informing the user of possible side effects and how to handle them.

D. Working in the sales and marketing center of drugs after their production. Once the drug discovery and production process are completed, the pharmacist's main role is to enable the pharmacist to complete the marketing stages, such as safe and correct preparation and packaging, pricing, availability, advertising, and promotion methods within high ethics and responsibility. It is the pharmacist who can explain the basics.

2. There are always job opportunities and demand for pharmacists to work. Especially in developed countries where job definitions and content are regulated, rights and responsibilities are framed within the expertise.

3. The annual income of pharmacists is considered to be among the best in developed countries as well as semi-organized countries

4. The pharmacist finds his position in the trusted class of society because of his availability for most of the daily health needs of the citizens and the quality of life of the people around him.

5. A pharmacist has many opportunities to become an independent project owner, especially with management and administrative skills and a greater understanding of accounting and financial principles. From beginner projects such as pharmacy ownership or higher up such as drug warehouses, pharmaceutical sales, distribution companies, and pharmaceutical plants. Alongside further investment in its development.

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