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Career opportunities in pharmacy

Pharmacy is a field of health science which deals with formulation, preparation and dispensation of medication. The job opportunities for the candidates in this field are quite high.

Job profiles in Pharmacy
  • Drug Inspector
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Customs Officer
  • Lecturer
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Researcher
  • Data Manager
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Chemical / Drug Technician
  • Drug Therapist
  • Health Inspector
  • Hospital Drug Coordinator
  • Research Officer
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Production Pharmacist
Career opportunities in public sector
Numerous job openings are there in the state as well as central government firms for the candidates those who have completed their pharmacy course. The ones interested in teaching field can choose that profession after their master’s course in any of the government colleges. Various governmental organizations conduct exams for the recruitment of eligible ones to various government firms. The prominent public sector companies in pharmaceutical field where a pharmacy graduate can secure a job are mentioned below.
  • Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Ltd
  • Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd
  • Hindustan Fluorocarbons Limited
  • Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Indian Medicines & Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd
  • Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Orissa Drugs & Chemicals Ltd
  • Projects & Development India Ltd
  • Rajasthan Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Career opportunities in private sector
The pharmacists can start their career in various pharmaceutical firms in any of the job profiles depending on their qualification. The list of private sector pharmaceutical firms is mentioned below.
  • 3A Chemie Pvt Ltd
  • A A Biotech Pvt Ltd
  • Aanjaneya Lifecare Ltd
  • Aarey Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Aarti Drugs Ltd
  • Aash Biotech Pvt Ltd
  • AayurMed Biotech Pvt Ltd
  • Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  • Accent Microcell Industries
  • Ace Technologies & Packging Systems Pvt Ltd
  • Aceprobe Technologies India Pvt Ltd
  • ACG Worldwide
  • Acharya Chemicals
  • Acme Formulation Pvt Ltd
  • Acron Pharmaceuticals
  • Adarsh Scientific Industries
  • Adinath Bio-Labs Ltd
  • Adley Lab Ltd
  • Adonis Laboratories Pvt Ltd
  • Adore Pharmecutical Pvt Ltd
  • Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd
  • Advanced Microdevices Pvt Ltd
  • Advik Laboratories Ltd
  • Advinus Therapeutics Pvt Ltd (Tata)
  • Aeon Formulations Pvt Ltd
  • Aes Laboratories Pvt Ltd
  • Affy Pharma Pvt Ltd
  • Agaram Industries Pvt Ltd
  • Agile Lifescience Technologies India Pvt Ltd
  • Agrawal Pharmaceuticals
  • Agron Remedies Pvt Ltd
  • Ahlcon Parenterals India Ltd
  • AIM Scientific
  • Aimil Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
  • Airpac Exports
  • Ajanta Pharma Ltd
  • Akas Medical
  • Akhil Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  • Akums Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Amtec Health Care Pvt Ltd
  • Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
  • Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
  • Biocon Ltd
  • Cadila Healthcare Ltd(Zydus Cadila)
  • Cipla Ltd
  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Global Calcium Pvt Ltd
  • GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd
  • Hetero Drugs Ltd
  • Ind -Swift Ltd
  • Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Ipca Laboratories Ltd
  • Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd
  • Lupin Ltd
  • Mankind Pharma Ltd
  • Martin & Harris Pvt Ltd (Apeejay Stya Group)
  • Matrix Laboratories Ltd
  • MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd
  • Microlabs Ltd
  • Nectar Lifesciences Ltd
  • Panacea Biotec Ltd
  • Pfizer Ltd
  • Piramal Healthcare Ltd
  • Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
  • Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols Ltd
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Wockhardt Ltd
Apart from these pharmaceutical firms, the aspirants can also work in various other areas such as
  • Health Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Drug Control Administration
  • Medical Dispensing Store
  • Educational Institute
  • Sales and Marketing Department
  • Research Agencies
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Chemist Shop
Pharmacy Opportunities abroad
Many multinational companies and research organizations are there in the foreign countries which require talented ones in the Pharmacy sector. The pay scale in these firms abroad will be much higher than that in their own country.
Salary range
The average starting salary in the pharmaceutical field will be in the range of Rs. 6,000/- to Rs. 10,000/- per month. With experience, they may get around Rs. 35,000/- per month within 1 to 2 years. The research scientists will have a better salary than the other pharmaceutical job types. At the start of career itself, they could earn a monthly income of about Rs. 50,000/-.