Why Take up Pharmacy as a Career Option?



Biomedical science is gaining extreme importance in today’s age with rapid requirement and emphasis on health infrastructure. Pharmacology or pharmacy is one of the most important branch under biomedical science. Seeking a career in it would provide not only immense work satisfaction but also beneficiary from monetary side.  To understand better what pharmacy deals with, it can be said that it is related to health sciences and is the profession responsible for the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication and which provides services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes.

After IT sectors, pharmacy is the only field with is hugely in demand and promises a high success rate to the ones taking it up. Of course one has to be interested in the subject first than being motivated by the demand or monetary benefits. But if one has the desire of pursuing it, the individual should not think twice about it. Over 225 programs in Pharmacy are conducted by different universities in India. The main courses in Pharmacy being the 2 years Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm), 4 years Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), 2 years Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and Ph.d programmes.

Career options in pharmacy are varied and enormous taking from governmental jobs to research related works or staying in academics for teaching it in various institutions to production and manufacturing or job in the pharmaceutical packaging technology and many more. With such a lot of options within a single field one has the option to pick and choose the kind of stream they want to specialize in for getting in the job market. Chances are that the job satisfaction will be high owing to varied options and high demand of this field.

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Rituparna Das
Student Reporter at Linkfried, Rituparna is a student of Yadavpur University, Calcutta. She writes about Education News, Information , announcement From calcutta.