OCCUPATION THESAURUS

PHARMACIST



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A pharmacist's primary duties have to do with distributing drugs and medicines. They fill prescriptions from doctors (sometimes speaking with the physician to obtain information about the patient), documenting drug orders, and offer advice to customers. Some may also provide vaccinations and manage interns, assistants, or technicians.

While we often picture the pharmacist in a drugstore environment, they can work in other settings, such as hospitals, grocery stores, private practices, and even research facilities. Because of the importance of their duties and the level of trust granted by their customers, the pharmacist profession is typically a highly regarded one.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
In the United States, most pharmacists obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy, a program which usually takes anywhere from six to eight years, including undergraduate courses. In some countries, only a bachelor's or master's degree is required to become a pharmacist. To practice, a pharmacist has to become licensed and typically must complete some standard examinations.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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