Go Far With Pharmacy
Let’s peep into the job opportunities that welcome you after completing a 4-year long B. Pharmacy course.
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The Pharmacy education and profession in India up to graduate level is regulated and controlled by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), a statutory body governed by the provisions of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 passed by the Parliament.
There is a general misconception about this discipline that there is not much scope in this field. One can only become a druggist after acquiring a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy that is B. Pharmacy and achieving a license by PCI. But there are immense possibilities in pharmacy. Let’s peep into it and explore other job opportunities that welcome you after completing a 4-year long B. Pharmacy course.
Job Prospects For Baccalaureates
R&D (Research and Development)
The pharmacy industry strides research and development for the research of new drugs, process development, formulation, development, clinical trials and toxicological studies.
Analysis and Testing
Analysis and testing go simultaneously with this industry specially in order to maintain a proper Quality control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA). For the same highly skilled professionals are required by companies to handle sensitive analytical dealings and sophisticated equipment.
Production and Manufacturing
There is enormous scope for working in the production and manufacturing sector. Pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturing firms recruit B. Pharma freshers and experienced candidates to look after the day to day operations and quality of formulations.
B. Pharmacy freshers are engaged in the marketing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices as Medical Representatives (MR). Career advancement in marketing depends on the networking ability, knowledge, and relationship building and communication skills.
Hospitals And Health Care
The pharmacists in hospitals have a great demand for prescribing drugs/medicines. Therefore, Pharmacy graduates are in great demand. They have an important role and can earn attractive remuneration and can occupy strategic positions.
Regulatory Bodies And Government Sector
There are bodies that control and regulate drugs and medicines. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory body that deals with governing and implementing the rules and regulations for the Drug and Pharmaceutical industry. The pharmacist can apply for various posts like Drug Inspector, Assistant Drug Controller, Deputy Drug Controller, Drug Controller of State and finally D.C.I. (Drug Controller of India).
After B. Pharmacy one can start as a medical underwriter with small company and after
gaining proper experience can shift to companies paying a handsome salary.
In clinical pharmacy, pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, and disease prevention.