If you are thinking to do a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) after your 12th, then you must know the various career opportunities after B.pharm.
In my previous content, we talk about the various entrance exams after B. Pharmacy and their preparation.
Now we will address the various career opportunities after B. Pharmacy.
First, we will talk about the “Government Jobs” available for B. Pharm graduates.
All of us have a dream to do government jobs. If we start our preparation from today then our dreams can comes true.
After graduating we can give this test. This test is not much easy as you assume. Most of the students have a dream to become a drug inspector, but the problem is that the seats for this post are very less and the competition is very high, that’s why many of the students are not able to achieve this.
Drug inspector is an expert in monitoring and executing efficiency, safety, quality and usefulness of drugs from the production stage to the final stage.
To become a drug inspector, students are required to go through a selection process conducted by the UPSC and/ or SPSCs.
Railway Recruitment Board Exam (RRB) also we can give after our graduation. For this exam both B. Pharma and D. Pharma candidates are eligible.
The exam type of RRB exam is objective and computer-based. The jobs are available all over India.
Syllabus:-The Syllabus for the RRB Pharmacist exam includes topics from Aptitude, Reasoning, Professional Knowledge, General Awareness. Professional knowledge encompasses questions from all 4 years of B. Pharmacy subjects.
After completion of our graduation, we can also do a job as hospital pharmacists.
Hospital pharmacists (also known as health-system or clinical pharmacists) encompasses a broad range of duties which includes providing quality care during an inpatient stay, ensuring a seamless transition of care, and reducing the number of medication mistakes.
The important thing for students who are interested in doing government jobs is to keep updated on vacancy seats.
Jobs In Industrial Sector:-
Most of the students are interested in doing the job in the industrial sector. But many of the graduates that are doing the job in the industrial sector are completed their master’s degree after B.Pharm. It is our wish to do Masters Degree or not, but I think if we do the masters then we can get placement in the industry with a good package.
In the industrial sector, there are two divisions one is production and the other is R&D.
Further, there are two divisions in the Production department i.e. “Quality Control & Quality Assurance”.
Quality control:- As the name suggests, it involves assuring the quality of all the products manufactured, at every stage of manufacturing/processing Drug Products.
It also involves the tests to verify the product quality against the predefined standards given in pharmacopoeias.
Quality Assurance:- In the pharmaceutical industry, the main role of the QA department is to ensure that pharmaceutical products are manufactured to a safe and are of a consistent standard. It’s is a very broad field and it involves various other important roles.
R & D department:-
This sector involves research and development and it mostly works to review its business model strategies to maximize the income.
In this sector largely preferred candidates are of having a masters degree (M.Pharm). In this department, the candidate having a B. Pharm degree are much low. The advantage of doing M.Pharm is to increase our knowledge and experience which helps us in this department.
In this, we can do our own business. After B. Pharmacy we have the license and we can easily do our business.
In wholesale business, we can transport the required product to a small pharmacy store.
As an entrepreneur, we have to be confident, have patience and work hard to achieve the success. If we have a loss in our business then we have to face the problem and not stay away from that issue.
It includes a whole sell business, retailer and we can also do business of selling manufacturing units.
After our graduation, we can also get a job in the marketing field as a “Medical Representative”(MR), in which we have to increase the sales of specific medical products of the respective brand.
After our graduation or post-graduation, we have also a career opportunity in academics as Assistant Professor & lecturers.
In this, if we have completed our graduation in B.Pharm then we can do the job as a professor to teach D.Pharm students. And if we have completed our masters then we can teach to B.pharm students.
Entrance exam & Post-graduation:-
As we know, B.Pharm is graduation after this we can prepare for various competitive exams including MPSC etc.
If you want to accomplish specialisation in pharmacy then you have two options i.e. M.Pharm and M.B.A.
My opinion is if you are having an interest in the marketing field then you can do an M.B.A.from a top university.
The benefit of doing M.Pharm. :- As I said earlier, we have the benefit of doing M.Pharm for doing the job in the industrial sector.
Secondly, after qualifying for GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test ) i.e. entrance exam for taking admission, with good rank, then we can get a scholarship monthly.
Entrance exams to take admission in postgraduate courses:- There are mainly two tests that are GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test ) & NIPER JEE (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Joint Entrance Exam ).
After qualifying the GPAT we are eligible for the NIPER JEE exam.
There are other entrance exams too such as GMAT, CAT etc.
This is all about the basic knowledge about various career opportunities after B.Pharmacy. So, let’s start investing the time for preparation and achieve success. If you are currently doing the B. Pharm then you must have to do planning as per your interest in various fields and work hard. Best of luck with your upcoming journey. 👍✌
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