Pharmacists provide accurate information on the thousands of drugs on the market to health professionals and the general public. They are responsible for mixing and dispensing medications prescribed by dentists and physicians and for understanding the use, composition, as well as, the effect of drugs.

In hospitals, pharmacists also prepare injections and intravenous solutions. They advise the medical staff and other health professions of the proper selection, use, and effects of medicines.

Hosp1spacerTo become licensed as a pharmacist, you must complete an accredited academic program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and pass an examination given by the State Board of Pharmacy. There are career opportunities as well for pharmacy assistants.