Last updated: 19 Jun 2020
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Doctor of Pharmacy or Pharm D is the doctorate programme that can be done by the D.Pharma students after the completion of their diploma course. The Pharm D course gives an in-depth understanding and knowledge of pharmaceuticals and their businesses.
There are excellent job opportunities available for the students after the completion of Pharm D course. In this article we try to explore more about some of the top performing roles that are available for Doctor of Pharmacy or Pharm D students.
Here is the list of top job roles available after Pharm D:
Role of Research Scientist
The Research Scientist (Life science) is responsible to plan and conduct experiments to increase the volume of scientific knowledge on various topics related to medicines. As a research scientist one is required to improve existing medical treatments and other medicinal products for the benefit of mankind.
Responsibilities of a Research Scientist (Life science)
As a responsible Research Scientist (Life science) one is needed to:
Role of a Drug Research Associate
The main job of a Drug Research Associate is to run clinical trials to test drugs for their effectiveness, risks and benefits on volunteers. They are also responsible to ensure that tested drugs in trials are safe and ready for markets. As a Drug Research Associate, one is responsible to work on new and existing drugs. They usually work in tandem with the research and development team of pharmaceutical companies.
Responsibilities of a Drug Research Associate
As a Drug Research Associate, one is responsible to:
The Clinical Pharmacists are responsible for the purchase and supply of medicines used in clinics and hospitals. As a clinical pharmacist one should have in-depth knowledge of medicines that are used in clinics and hospitals. Clinical Pharmacists are responsible to dispense prescriptions for patients. The Clinical Pharmacists are also involved in purchasing and quality testing of medicines and drugs. As a clinical pharmacist one is responsible to keep the well- stocked medicines every time and should be aware of all the medicines that are available.
Responsibilities of a Clinical Pharmacist
As a Clinical Pharmacist one is responsible to:
As a pharmacologist one is responsible to understand how medicines and other drugs work and how it is processed by the body. A Pharmacologist is responsible to develop the medicines according to the formulations and should always be aware of the effects caused by them (if any). Role As a pharmacologist one is required to investigate how the drugs interact with biological systems. He/she is responsible to carry out in-vitro research or in vivo research to predict the effects of certain drugs on humans.
Responsibilities of Pharmacologist
As a pharmacologist one is responsible to:
On an average a fresh Pharm D student will be earning about 8 to 10 lakhs per annum. The experienced Pharm D professionals will be earning more when compared to freshers due to their experience. The salaries also depend upon the recruiter and location.
The field of pharmacy offers highly potential careers for fresh and budding skilled pharmacists. The demand for the medicines has always been high and has never seen any loss till date. Every day the medical professionals are discovering new diseases and along with that the demand for new treatments and medicines is also increasing. The increased number of diseases in patients has forced the pharmaceutical industry to come up with new drugs and medicines to cure them. This is a continuous process and does not stop anywhere near the future. The eligible students who want to gain in-depth knowledge of pharmacy and medicines can pursue Pharm D course and land in well-paying jobs.