How To Jumpstart Your Pharmaceutical Career

TOO WHICH ISN’T BAD. I’M TONY TANTILLO, YOUR FRESH GROCER. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER TO EAT FRESH AND STAY HEALTHY. THANK YOU. OUR JOBS REPORT THIS AFTERNOON, JILL SCHLESINGER HAS HONOR THE FIELD OF PHARMACY. REPORTER: IT’S AMERICAN PHARMACIST MONTH AND A GOOD TIME TO EXPLORE THIS EXPANDING FIELD. ONCE A PROFESSION FILLED WITH OWNER OPERATED STOREFRONTS, TODAY’S PHARMACISTS WORK IN CHAIN STORES, HOSPITALS, CLINICS AND COMPANIES. SOME DISPENSE MEDICATIONS AND ANSWER PATIENT QUESTIONS. CLINICAL PHARMACISTS MAY GO ON ROUNDS IN A HOSPITAL WITH A PHYSICIAN OR HEALTHCARE TEAM. OTHERS WORK IN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND MARKETING, SALES OR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. TO BECOME A PHARMACIST, YOU NEED A DOCTOR OF PHARMACY, WHICH IS TYPICALLY A FOUR-YEAR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE. YOU ALSO NEED TO BE LICENSED AND COMPLETE CONTINUING EDUCATION THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER. IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT RIGHT NOW, YOU MIGHT CONSIDER STARTING AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN. IN THAT ROLE, YOU WOULD WORK UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHARMACIST AND YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE POSITION ENTAILS. IN CALIFORNIA, YOU NEED A LICENSE TO BE A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN. TO LEARN MORE, GO TO

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