The field of pharmacy is experiencing unprecedented growth and the role of the pharmacist touches every aspect of health care. Because pharmacists are the experts in matters involving medications, they must demonstrate a solid foundation in math and science, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills to make the right decisions about medications. Typical tasks include interpreting prescription orders, communicating information such as uses, side effects and drug interactions, and assisting patients in the selection of nonprescription medicines and health products. A pharmacist must enjoy working with people and helping those in need. The pharmacist works as part of a health care team to improve patient health. The familiar community pharmacist remains the most accessible health professional to the general public. However, a career in pharmacy can also lead to many other opportunities.
Where to Get Education
Completion of two years accredited post-secondary work and four years of a Doctor of Pharmacy program required before being eligible for a national certifying exam