Community pharmacists and hospital pharmacists compound and dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals and provide consultative services to both clients and health care providers. They are employed in retail and hospital pharmacies, or they may be self-employed. Industrial pharmacists participate in the research, development, promotion and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. 

Skills Required

  • a genuine interest in providing clinical care for people from all walks of life
  • good communication skills
  • tact and good judgement
  • precise work habits and the ability to work under pressure
  • a high degree of integrity
  • a desire to keep up to date with new ideas and advances in the pharmaceutical sciences
  • the ability to work independently, make decisions and solve problems.
  • ability to direct and instruct pharmacy staff

Education/Training Required

Bachelor of Science - Pharmacy (BScPharm)

Schools Offering Career Program

Dalhousie University
Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Average Starting Salary

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Education Required
4 years