Scope for Higher Studies after B.Pharm
The B.Pharm graduates can either go for jobs in the related field or can opt for further advanced studies. The options available after B.Pharm is
- M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Management Program in Pharmacy
- Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
Other Certification Courses after B.Pharm
They can also opt for certification courses. Some of the certification courses are
- Drug Store Management Course
- Integrated Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research and Pharma co vigilance
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trial Management
Other higher professional study options are Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Application (MCA). Those candidates interested in research can opt for the PhD programmes in related subjects.
Career Opportunities after B.Pharm
Pharmacy field is a very vast and a fast growing sector nowadays. Tremendous increase in the rise of various hospitals, pharmaceutical firms and nursing homes all over the country has gradually increased numerous opportunities for the pharmacy graduates. The pharmacy field provides a bright career in ways of both a good employment and in terms of beginning own business.
There are diverse employment areas for the pharmacists such as in government departments, pharmaceutical companies, investigation, universities, research institutes, teaching hospitals, etc. Within these industries, the pharmacists are engaged in the activities like formulation, production, development and distribution of various existing and new drugs for the dispensary uses. Other wide range of employment lies in the drug control administration and in armed forces. They can also work as medical representatives with the responsibilities like introducing new drugs to the medical professionals and pharmacy shops thus promoting the sales of their pharmaceutical firms.
The pharmacists can work both in central government, state government departments and in private industries. The government departments include Health protection branch, Pest control division of Agriculture, Provincial Departments of Environment or agriculture, etc. There are opportunities also with the food and cosmetic industries and any industries which need the assurance of safety and effectiveness of new products.