Has the pharmacist career turned into a dead end?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Blaze Frost



Has the pharmacist career turned into a dead end?

Not dead yet, but on life support. The hospital pharmacist will be in high demand as their functions are different from those of community pharmacists. Hospital pharmacists are employed for their professional judgment and knowledge.

The community pharmacy is the bleak picture; AI is becoming more and more advanced. AI will take over the dispensing process and, as a result, pharmacists who function as "control machines" will be laid off. I think the "new pharmacies" will operate as a delivery service and will have a "pharmacy center" that provides counseling and clinically reviews prescriptions.

I'm not trying to dissuade you from pursuing a professional career or pursuing your dreams, I'm just going to set up a few things to think about.

Pharmacists deliver medications to patients after a prescription has been issued by a healthcare professional. Pharmacists make sure that the prescription is adequate, make sure there are no contraindications to other prescriptions written for the patient, compose drugs (mix or make them from mixtures), teach patients about drugs, advise to doctors and nurses about medications, make sure the medication is real (not co

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I'm not trying to dissuade you from pursuing a professional career or pursuing your dreams, I'm just going to set up a few things to think about.

Pharmacists deliver medications to patients after a prescription has been issued by a healthcare professional. Pharmacists make sure that the prescription is adequate, make sure there are no contraindications to other prescriptions written for the patient, compose drugs (mix or make them from mixtures), teach patients about drugs, advise to the doctors and nurses about the medications, make sure the medication is real (no counterfeits), and in some states they may administer some medications like flu shots.

I'm a nurse; I am patient-centered, patient-centered, and I am the primary caregiver and protector of patients. My work is always in the trenches. I realize the errors of the pharmacist and the doctor and I am licensed (in about 3 weeks) to administer any prescription medication. I can advance to the level of a practitioner five years after my bachelor's degree and practice.

Physicians (MD and DO) are professionals, licensed to diagnose and treat disease, perform surgery with proper credentials, and prescribe and administer medications. A medical license allows doctors to do anything in medicine except go into the pharmacy and get the medicine themselves.

So if a nurse is licensed to protect a patient (which means we do ANYTHING, like walk through fire, to ensure their well-being) and the doctors are licensed to treat the patient, where does that leave the pharmacist? What about your work that is impossible for a computer to do? Or a robot? Have you ever seen a pharmacist from Star Trek?

We have a long way to go to see robot doctors or nurses, but with a salary of $ 150,000 a year and not in front of patients (except in retail stores or very, very rarely in the hospital setting), why wouldn't someone would replace it so fast? How can they with AI?

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