(NOC 3131)

What do Pharmacists do?

Community, hospital, and retail pharmacists compound and dispense prescribed drug products for customers/health care professionals. They advise on the administration, use/effects of medications, and maintain medication profiles of customers.

Industrial pharmacists participate in the research, development, and manufacture of drug products. They test new drug products; co-ordinate clinical investigations of new drug products; control the quality of drug products during production to make sure that they meet standards of potency, purity, uniformity, stability, and safety; and evaluate the labelling, packaging, and advertising of drug products.

How to become: Pharmacists

In general, you must have a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy.

You also need supervised practical training.

To be a community or hospital pharmacist, you need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

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Where to study for a career as: Pharmacists

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts, US

Related Program(s):
Pharmacy, Doctor of (direct entry) Bachelor; Online; Distance
Pharmaceutical Business Bachelor
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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
Pharmacy Bachelor; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pharmacy Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Pharmacology Bachelor; Honours
Pharmacology (BSc with Specialization) Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pharmacology Bachelor; Honours
Physiology and Pharmacology Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on August 16, 2023

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