Question by  ChelsieBrown (21)

What are the steps to becoming a successful pharmacist?


Answer by  Lornah (282)

First, acquisition of quality education from an eligible and recognized pharmaceutical training institution is the most important thing, second, professional working experience from a pharmaceutical company, good relations between you and your co-workers, your employers and your customers and third, a good business network between you and other pharmaceutical companies.


Answer by  patti (29325)

A degree in pharmacy is an advance degree that is earned through a grueling program that is all-consuming. Pharmacists, like physicians, dentists and nurses, must have a genuine desire to put their academic talents to work to help others by being able to help patients or customers by advising, explaining and instructing.


Answer by  Melissa72 (167)

You have to attend pharmacy school and get a degree. Part of your education will include an internship in which you will work in a pharmacy, usually as a technician. You will also have to take a test to get your Pharmacists license. After you have done all of this, you can get a job as a pharmacist.


Answer by  Brandon55 (1719)

The first step is a degree from a reputable school in pharmacology. Generally, this means that you will have to complete a Pharm-D program and get an internship with with a pharmacy company. After working in the field for a while you can move up to a supervisor.


Answer by  Kimberly (253)

Going to a good school and learning the right ways to practice and opening your own Pharmacy as well. Knowing the people and neighbors you will be serving for medicines.


Answer by  murphyd17 (103)

When you get to the point that you can intern when working on your degree, take full advantage to make connections. I know a pharmacist who now has a very successful job she LOVES and her good grades, positive intern experience opened all kinds of doors. Good luck!


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

You must earn an undergraduate degree and then a pharmacy degree. Then you must pass the pharmacy licensing exam in the state where you would be working. You can earn a pharmacy assistant degree in two years.


Answer by  dpauleyii (843)

You must first get great grades. This is a very competitive field and they only accept the best. After that you can expect at least 5-6 years of college.


Answer by  mhbat (217)

It is important to pick a university that will allow you to enter a "pre-professional" program to get you on track. Pass the entrance exam, get into pharmacy school.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

You will have to earn a degree in pharmacy and pass the exam for the state in which you live. After that, you can work at almost any hospital or pharmacy.


Answer by  reddeb96701 (494)

To become a pharmacist it is best you go to college and get a BA. Take lots of sciences, math, chemestry and such. After college go to a pahrmacy school to specialize.

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