Most pharmacists work either in retail (77%) or in hospital (20%) pharmacies. As a pharmacist your duties could include monitoring drug therapy, counselling patients on proper drug use, providing pertinent information on drugs, and preparing and dispensing drugs. Some pharmacists work in the wholesale trade, the pharmaceutical industry and government administration. Activities in these areas include drug inspection, research, marketing, sales, administration and teaching.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Pharmacists must be licensed in order to practice in Canada. In order to obtain your licence you need a four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy. In most provinces you must also pass an exam set by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada and have some practical training. If you are managing a pharmacy you will also need management and supervisory skills.
$45,000 to $50,000