People Are Needing Pharmacists
Do you want to be a pharmacist?
Do you want to know about the medicine and drugs?
Being a pharmacist is a good decision. In this job, you will come to know about drugs and their usages. I did not have any dream of being a pharmacist. In fact, no one in my family is in the medical profession and they were not expecting me in this profession. I do not belong to a place where medical facilities are easily available. I have seen people struggling with severe pain. I have also seen that they have made significant improvements with simple changes in lifestyle choices.
I was a good student and dreaming to achieve something big. Once I saw a pharmacist who was telling a doctor about the benefits of some drugs. I found it very interesting. For a moment, I thought to be like him. I had another alternative. But at that time, I changed my mind and decided to accept this call.
How was my journey
It was very interesting. Now I am a successful pharmacist and earn more than my childhood expectation. But the best part of my job is that it gives me satisfaction. I meet with different types of the patients and try to know about their condition. I find myself a better person as I understand my responsibilities more.
I understand some drugs. Therefore, I know both the negative and positive aspects as well. I am able to help the people with the chronic pain that I had experienced in my childhood. I visit them and tell them how to get rid of these health complications.
How were the initial days?
Though I was a good student, but I had no idea where to start and how to start. No one in my family and relatives was in this job. Hence, I had to start my journey alone. At that time, it was not that easy to gather all the information by internet. I had to do more effort to have a proper idea about this job. First, I thought it is all about to educate people about the disease and solution.
I also thought that my job will be limited to selling goods and services. After the proper research, I came to know about different aspects of this job. To be honest, I was very inspired and just wanted to be a pharmacist as soon as possible. I met a senior pharmacist during the last year of my schooling. He told me about the education relating to the pharmacist. He was well-informed, caring, and helped me a lot to reach this stage.
How I got my education
It was not difficult. I loved it and wanted to go ahead with this profession after four or five classes. To become a pharmacist, first, you will have to finish your graduation from the high school. The alternative is you can qualify the General Education Development Exam.
I got bachelor degree with good marks after graduation. You can go for the Pharmacy College Admission Test with this specific degree. If you are able to qualify it, then you are not away from your dream. You will have to get a doctor of pharmacy degree from an accredited pharmacy school after qualifying this test. Then you are done, you can now get the license and find the job.
The process will be lengthy. You need to also be sincere throughout to prove your ability and to establish yourself in this industry.
How I got my first job
This was interesting; In my first interview, I faced some unusual questions such as about the technology, medicine, and which procedure; as well as technology, which can make my job easier. As it was my first interview; I only said that give me the job and I will offer you the best service.
All of my savings were spent on the education, and I was in need of money to meet different commitments. My first interview was not successful. I was desperate but I could not convince the selectors. Hence, I decided to start with small. It worked. Now I understand medicine; and I am able to sell goods and services relating to medicine.
I am satisfied with my job and find it more encouraging when I come to know about new drugs and diseases.