Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Essential Soft Skills for Pharmacists to Have ::

The skills that pharmacists acquire in their training are called hard skills. These kinds of skills are more technical in nature. They rely on a stable, objective body of knowledge. They can be clearly defined and measured. In contrast to the hard skills, however, there are other traits that are classified as soft skills. These… Read more »

Do You Know Which Type of Pharmacist Has the Highest Salary? ::

There are many different opportunities for pharmacists in today’s workforce. Advancements in medicine and technology have opened up many new doors. But some positions pay more than others. Here is a shortlist of pharmacy jobs that generally have the best salaries, from highest to lowest. Community Pharmacist These are the people you see at your… Read more »

Signs It May Be Time to Find a New Pharmacy Job ::

You are feeling dissatisfied with your pharmacy job. It doesn’t excite you anymore. You feel like you are in a rut. Is it time to look for another job? Here are a few signs that it is time to move on. A frustrating work environment In order to feel confident in a job and to… Read more »

Tip of the Week: All About How to Wisely Use Leadership and Power at Work ::

Many people like the idea of having power. But they see power as an end itself, not as a means to a more worthwhile or widely benevolent end. Others, who realize the corrupting influence that power can have, are more guarded toward it, realizing how easily it can be abused. But to be an effective… Read more »

How to Prevent Error by Safely Administering Vaccines ::

Because mistakes can occur when administering Covid-19 vaccines, it is important that pharmacies develop processes and procedures for safe use of the medication. Causes for error range from inadequate training and confusion stemming from different makers of the vaccine to products that are not interchangeable. Other factors that lead to error and make the process… Read more »

Is Your Work Environment The Right Place For You? ::

Company culture – the workplace environment – is a key determinant of your success on the job. Is it supportive and congenial, or the opposite? Do people at the pharmacy work in a collaborative way, or is there a lack of communication? Work environments that are stressful, frustrating or unfriendly are often described as toxic…. Read more »

Tips To Help Pharmacists Maintain Health And Wellness ::

Being a pharmacist is a demanding job. You often have to work long hours and may even miss breaks. With such hectic schedules, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat as well as you should. Here are a few tips to help. Do some planning Don’t wait until the last minute… Read more »

Five Examples Of How A Job Transition Can Strengthen Your Pharmacy Career ::

People move around to different jobs now much more often than in the past. In fact, if someone stays in a job for too long, employers may consider the person lacking in ambition or drive. People make a move because a new position will help them further their career. In pharmacy as well, making a… Read more »

Top Five Pharmacy Podcasts for Pharmacists ::

Podcasts have become enormously popular. According to research, about one-third of the people in the country listen to them on a regular basis. There are numerous podcasts for pharmacy professionals as well. Here are a few popular ones. ReTell Pharmacy Podcast In this podcast, Dr. Mitch Lee talks about all aspects of running a retail… Read more »

How Pharmacists Can Recognize And Prevent Burnout ::

Burnout has been defined as a condition caused by stress that is not well managed. The condition is characterized by a lack of energy or exhaustion, the lack of motivation for work, or negative feelings about the job. Burnout can make a person dissatisfied with their job and less committed to it, as well as… Read more »