A Day In the Life of a Pharmacist
Pharmacists, also known as chemists (Commonwealth English) or druggists (North American and, archaically, Commonwealth English), are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use.
My name is Bobby Shuttleworth and I am a Pharmacist.
I graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in, West Lafayette, Indiana. My college major was Pharmacy.
To become a certified pharmacist I had to pass the PTCB exam (Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam)
I currently am employed at CVS Pharmacy and I am making about $140,000 a year.
My day usually consists of compounding medicine and helping customers. Usually a customer will apprach me in need of their prescription, which was prescribed by their doctor. I will look their name up in the computer to see if they were actually prescribed or not. If the medicine is not ready I tell them how long it will be until it is.
When their prescription is ready I will give it to them, but before I do I always inform them on the prescription. I tell them how much to take, side affects, how long to take it and when to take it. This tells them how to safely use the prescription.
Overall my job is not very stressful, sometimes when people are rude I can get a little upset, also it gets hard standing up all day long. But being a pharmacist is an ok job and is well rewarding.