The pharmacy profession is one of the oldest and most respected in the medical field. The history of pharmacy can be traced back to several hundred years BC, as evidenced by ancient clay tablets with prescriptions.
Pharmacists have the task of making sure the prescribed medication gets from the doctor to the patient. They also need to create the proper dosage to effectively combat the medical condition of the patient. Pharmacists and other professionals in the pharmacy field need to be aware of the medication that they are dispensing and make patients aware of possible complications due to interactions with other drugs they are taking.
Because of the complexities of the profession, potential employees in the field need to go through adequate educational programs to meet the demands of the job. The following are resources to help potential career professionals learn more about the pharmacy field and possible job opportunities:
History of Pharmacy
Other Pharmacy Resources