Career and Job Prospects in Pharmacy India has a vast and growing pharmaceutical industry. Increasing number of hospitals, nursing homes and pharmaceuticals companies all over the country is a clear indication of the growing scope in this area. In India, Pharmacy as a career option has always been in demand from a very long time. As being a large and populated country, disesases has been a big curse especially on the poor people. The drugs & pharma industry is a multibillion-dollar business. In the rapidly changing global scenario and the implementation of GATT & TRIPS in India, now a matter of only a couple of years, the pharmaceutical industry and professionals will play a vital role in shaping up our national economy. Pharmacists study the chemistry of drugs, their origin, procedures for drug development, their preparation, dispensing, their effects and eventual use for prevention and treatment of disease. Career Options For Pharmacist Includes1. Community Pharmacy 2. Hospital Pharmacy 3. Pharmaceutical Industry 4. Academic Pharmacy 5. Research and Development 6. Retail Pharmacy 7. Armed Services 8. Consultant Pharmacy 9. Call Center 10. Clinical Research / Clinical Data Management 11. Public Health Services To Start a career in pharmacy, a candidate needs to opt for D.Pharma or B.Pharma after completion of 12th class. Both PCB and PCM stream students can apply for these courses.
D.Pharma: It’s a two-year diploma course in pharmacy.
B.Pharma: It’s a four-year degree course in pharmacy.