Nursing Education
Nursing Education Opportunities in Mississippi - 2006  <more..>
 
Member Login
Members log in here.
If you are not a member you can sign up here - it's FREE!
 

 

Pharmacist

   
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and provide information such as drug uses, side effects, drug interactions, and correct dosage. They also assist patients in choosing over the counter medications. A pharmacist must understand drug composition, chemical and physical properties, activity in a healthy body as well as in a person who is ill, and tests for purity and strength. They may also be responsible for giving advice on home health care equipment and supplies. Another important function of a pharmacist is to keep comprehensive records of all medications dispensed in order to satisfy certain provisions of the law. Pharmacists must be neat, clean, and orderly and pay the utmost attention to accuracy. Above all, a pharmacist must enjoy working with people in the community and be able to serve them in a variety of circumstances.

Work Environment:

Many pharmacists work in independent as well as national retail drug chains. Hospitals, nursing homes, pharmaceutical and medical research firms, public health departments, and the military also employ pharmacists.

High School Preparation:

Students interested in a career in pharmacy should take courses in algebra, biology, chemistry, geometry, physics, computer skills, English, health occupation/medical professions education, and retail selling.

College Requirements:

A pharmacy degree program requires at least 2-years of specific pre-professional (undergraduate) coursework followed by 4-academic years of professional study. To become a licensed pharmacist, a student must graduate form an accredited school of pharmacy, pass a state board examination, and serve an internship under a licensed pharmacist in a community or hospital pharmacy. Most states, including Mississippi, require continuing education for license renewal.

Students interested in pharmacy should contact schools for information on admission and course of study.

For educational institutions in Mississippi
offering this course of study click here.

Career Outlook:

Employment opportunities for pharmacists are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2005. This is due to the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical needs of a larger and older population. There will also be an expanding need for pharmacists in the areas of research and disease management.
 

 

 

Salary:

Average Annual Salary
$88,600


Salary Range
$75,200-105,700
 

Professional Organizations:

American Pharmaceutical Association
2215 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 628-4410
www.aphanet.org

American Association of
Colleges of Pharmacy
1426 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2841
Phone: (703) 739-2330
www.aacp.org

American College of
Clinical Pharmacy
3101 Broadway, Suite 380
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 513-2177
www.accp.com

 

Download our Pharmacist brochure here.
(Acrobat reader required)

Please read our
copyright information
before printing these brochures.


Download for free here.

 

Admitting & Discharge Clerk Anesthesiologist Athletic Trainer Audiologist | Biological-Research Scientist | Biomedical Engineer | Biomedical Equipment Technician |

Cardiovascular Technologist Chiropractor Counselor | Creative Arts Therapist Cytogenetic Technologist | Cytotechnologist | Dental Assistant | Dental Hygienist | Dental Laboratory Technician | Dentist | Dietetic Technician | 

Dietitian | DRG Coordinator | Electrocardiograph Technician | Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist | Emergency Medical Dispatcher | Emergency Medical 

Technician | Environmental Health Specialist | Finance Specialist - CFO | Gerontologist | Health Care Administrator | Health Care Public Relations | Health Educator | Health Information Technician Health Information Administrator | Health Science Librarian | Health Unit Coordinator | Histologic Technicians | Histotechnology | Home Health Aide

Human Resources | Industrial Hygienist | Insurance Clerk | Licensed Practical Nurse | Medical Assistant | Medical Billing Clerk | Medical Coding Specialist | Medical Illustrator | Medical Laboratory Technician | Medical Photographer | Medical Secretary | Medical Technologist | Medical Transcriptionist Medical Writer Mental Health Counselor Nuclear Medicine Technologist Nurse Anesthetist Nursing Assistant | Occupational Therapist | Occupational Therapy Assistant | Ophthalmic TechnologistOptical Laboratory Technician | Optician | Optometric Technician Optometrist Orthotist & ProsthetistParamedic | Pastoral Counselor Perfusionist Pharmacist | Pharmacy Technician | Phlebotomist | Physical Therapist | Physical Therapy Assistant | Physician | Physician Assistant Podiatrist Psychologist | Radiation TherapistRadiological Technologist | Recreational Therapist Regulatory Scientist Rehabilitation Counselor | Research Scientist Respiratory Therapist | Registered Nurse - Associates | Registered Nurse - Baccalaureate | Registered Nurse - Masters & PhD | Social Worker | Sonographer | Speech-Language Pathologist | Surgical TechnologistTherapeutic Recreation TherapistVeterinarianVeterinary Technologist

 

__________________________________________________________________________________

 

Home  About Us  Career Guide  Contact Us  Educators Tool Kit  Education  Health Careers

HCC News  Fun & Games  Recruiter Tools  Career Fairs  Jobs / Resumes  Related Sites

Scholarships  Students  What's New  Search

   

 

Copyright 2002-2004 MHA Health Careers Center
  Health Careers Center is a division of Mississippi Hospital Association.

 


Site Maintained by Melissa Brewer
How to best view | Copyright