Dramatic changes in the health-care system, with the passage of time have created many new and exciting roles for pharmacists. Fundamental to the changing role of the pharmacist is the evolving concept of pharmaceutical care, which has been defined as “the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite positive outcomes that improve a patient’s life.”

Pharmacist after completing the Pharm. D degree can choose any of the following options both within the country and abroad.

a. Academics

  •  Teaching
  •  Pursuance of higher education (M. Phil, PhD, Post Doc)
  •  Research

b. Practice settings

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Retail Pharmacy

c. Industry

  • Production
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Research and product development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales and Marketing

d. Government Sector (numerous regular/permanent jobs through respective provincial public services commissions)

Regulatory appointments

  • Various appointments at Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP)
  • Drugs Inspectors
  • Drugs Controllers (Assistant, Deputy, Directors etc.)
  • Drugs purchasing and distribution
  • Military services

Drug testing/analysis regulatory appointments

  • Analysts, Drug testing laboratories
  • Director, Drug testing laboratories

e. Foreign Opportunities / Registration(s)

  • Canada (PEBC)
  • Australia (PBA, AHPRA)
  • Ireland (PSI)
  • New Zeeland (PCNZ, KAPS)
  • KSA & UAE (MOH)
  • Etc.

f. Other areas

  • Backward linkage industries
  • NGO’s
  • Pharmaceutical Business (indenting, marketing, import-export)
  • Pharmaceutical Consultancy