A career as a Pharmacist is an exciting one for people who are interested in pharmacy and enjoy working with medications. Here are some necessary skills needed to become a Pharmacist, how to do it, and the growth outlook:

Skills 

Pharmacists are primarily going to be working with medications, so the following skills are important:

  • Memorization
  • Detail oriented
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Knowledge of medications
  • Instructing others

How To Become A Pharmacist 

In order to become a Pharmacist, you must have a Doctor of Pharmacy, which is a 4-year degree. After completing the pharmacy program, you must pass two exams to become licensed. One is the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX), which tests your pharmacy knowledge as well as the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE) or state-specific test based on pharmacy law. Also, pharmacists can also choose to become certified in a certain area by passing an exam and paying a fee.

Growth Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacist jobs are expected to rise 14 percent between 2012 and 2022 and expect a median annual wage of $116,670.

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Sources:

http://www.mymajors.com/career/pharmacists/skills/

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm