A career in Pharmacy, unfolds a vista full of opportunities leading to a golden future for a young aspirant. The various vocations a Pharmacy professional can opt for are discussed below:
A pharmacy professional can work as a production person (chemist, officer, executive, manager, vice-president), involved in the production of bulk drug & intermediates or formulations and dosage forms.
R & D forms the heart of any industry, as it is the key to growth and sustenance. Mainly M.Pharm, Ph.D & Pharm. D Post graduates are in great demand in the various areas of Pharmaceutical R&D, such as New Drug Discovery Research, Process Development, Product Development & Formulation, Pre Clinical & Clinical Trials, Bioequivalence studies and Toxicological Studies.
Quality control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) are the most integral areas of the pharmaceutical industry. Highly specialized and trained staff are required to handle sensitive analytical procedures & sophisticated equipments. M.Pharm & Ph.D PG’s in Pharmaceutical Analysis / Q.A. are highly preferred for this job.
The Pharma. Sales & Marketing is a highly technical field & offers excellent opportunities for the Pharmacists.
The Pharmacist are the best-informed qualified drug expert whose advice is sought by everybody regarding the dosage, incompatibilities and side effects of drugs with the help of Micromedex ,Lexicomp Softwares which is a trend countries like U.S.A. & Canada. This trend has started in many corporate hospitals of our country also which further increases the scope of Pharmacy.
The concept of community Pharmacist is rapidly catching up the Healthcare service in our country where a Pharmacist becomes a vital link between the patients and the pharmaceutical products i.e., drugs.
Academics is a profession associated with job satisfaction and social status as teaching is considered to be noble profession. The posts in the hierarchy are Asst. Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Principal etc. The emoluments are satisfactory. Besides teaching, academic related opportunities involve positions on research posts and training programs.
Locally the F.D.A. (Food & Drugs Control Administration) is the main regulatory body governing and implementing the rules and regulations for the Drug & Pharma industry. The job opportunities range from the levels of a Drugs Inspector (D.I.), Sr. D.I., Asst. Drugs Controller, Deputy Drugs Controller, Drugs Controller of state and finally D.C.I. (Drugs Controller of India).
A Pharmacist can establish his own manufacturing facilities, Modern Pharmacies with patient counseling and many more. They can utilize their own registration to get the same.
This is an ideal opportunity for highly technical and experienced pharmacy professionals to earn handsomely as self-employed entrepreneurs, even after the age of retirement.