Pharmacists serve patients by providing information and advice on well-being

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        Pharmacists serve patients by providing information and advice on well-being. They also supply medication to patients in need of a better health. A qualified pharmacist must go through a certain amount and type of schooling to obtain certain degrees; these degrees will make an individual eligible to become a qualified pharmacist. Many colleges and universities across the United States offer great schooling to be part of this profession. There are many reasons for people to join such an appealing profession to with benefits such as a great living.         

        Pharmacists are experts in drugs developed to treat and prevent human diseases. They advise doctors and patients on which prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs, medicines and therapies are appropriate for treating certain health conditions. They also prepare medications, fill prescriptions, and teach patients how to take the medication.  Therefore, they must have excellent communication skills so that they can listen, understand, and ask questions.  In addition, they must be able to express ideas clearly when speaking and writing so that patients understand correctly. A pharmacist must make sure that they explain the composition of the drug, the side effects, the dosages, and the any complications with other drugs the patient might use. A person in this profession must be organized and always focused to make sure they do not give the wrong medication to the incorrect person because the consequences can be fatal. In summary for a person to be a successful pharmacist they must be a focused, well trained, and organized person.

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        To become a pharmacist a person must go to a school that offers a pharmacy program and receive a degree in pharmacy to prove to patients and employers that a person is qualified for this job. Students do not have to complete a formal pre-pharmacy program but they must have certain pre-requisites such as general biology, physics, and chemistry with labs. They must also be educated in areas such as math, humanities, communication, and writing skills. Once a student is enrolled in a pharmacy school they must complete at least two years of pre-pharmacy courses in college, graduate from a ...

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