Career options include the following:

  • Pharmacist: A registered Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), can work in retail pharmacies and hospital pharmacies. The role of the Pharmacist involves dispensing medications, counseling patients on proper drug usage and potential side effects, and monitoring medication therapy.
  • Entrepreneurship: A registered pharmacist under the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), can start their own retail or wholesale Pharmacy and be an entrepreneur. After a few years of experience, one can even start own manufacturing setup for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), Medicine formulations or Cosmetics.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry: He/she can work in various departments of pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, including Production, Research and Development (R & D), Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QC & QA), Marketing, and Sales.
  • Clinical Research: He/she can work in Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) to assess the safety and efficacy of new drugs.
  • Drug Regulatory Affairs Associate: In this role, He/she will be responsible for ensuring that pharmaceutical products comply with regulatory guidelines and standards set by government authorities.
  • Medical Writer: Medical writers create scientific documents and materials for pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and medical journals.
  • Pharmacovigilance Associate: Pharmacovigilance professionals monitor and report adverse effects of drugs and ensure drug safety.
  • Higher Education: He/she can pursue higher education to complete a Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.), and then a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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