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Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Timolanki(m): 11:47am On Apr 29, 2016
All these rants abt pharmacy this n pharmacy dat shld stop. If u want to study pharmacy in skul u must ve passion for it n don't jst think abt the money. The money will definitely com wen u set ur passion right. As a pharmacist u will certainly not go hungry wen u knw ur onion bt u might nt b so wealthy as ppl portray it. I knw some of my senior colleagues dat are yet 2 find their feet in the profession however most are living big n comfortable after abt 5 yrs of graduation n marry b4 30yrs of age. Some after 10yrs of graduation are yet to show even motorcycle for it. The bottom line is if u don't follow ur passion u will fail but if u follow ur passion n knw what ur doing money won't b ur problem. Infact, most medical doctors envy successful community pharmacists cos they are far wealthier than they are(Drs). I still knw of some female pharmacists that earn less than 80k although nt full time bt that's their only place of work . In conclusion, their are some FAILED PHARMACISTS however most are SUCCESSFUL.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by jairusben(m): 11:51am On Apr 29, 2016
Manseydour:
Very lucrative. They earn more than doctors during their internship. Pharmaceutical companies hire them. They also work in the hospitals though we DON'T need them. And they can open chemist shop
jesus,,, baba you can lie ya
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Timolanki(m): 11:54am On Apr 29, 2016
Ranchhoddas:
015
exactly. Wat of u?
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by eleojo23: 11:55am On Apr 29, 2016
Timolanki:
All these rants abt pharmacy this n pharmacy dat shld stop. If u want to study pharmacy in skul u must ve passion for it n don't jst think abt the money. The money will definitely com wen u set ur passion right. As a pharmacist u will certainly not go hungry wen u knw ur onion bt u might nt b so wealthy as ppl portray it. I knw some of my senior colleagues dat are yet 2 find their feet in the profession however most are living big n comfortable after abt 5 yrs of graduation n marry b4 30yrs of age. Some after 10yrs of graduation are yet to show even motorcycle for it. The bottom line is if u don't follow ur passion u will fail but if u follow ur passion n knw what ur doing money won't b ur problem. Infact, most medical doctors envy successful community pharmacists cos they are far wealthier than they are(Drs). I still knw of some female pharmacists that earn less than 80k although nt full time bt that's their only place of work . In conclusion, their are some FAILED PHARMACISTS however most are SUCCESSFUL.

In summary, there is no automatic ticket to wealth. The success of your profession depends on you - how far you are ready to explore the opportunities available.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Timolanki(m): 12:00pm On Apr 29, 2016
eleojo23:


In summary, there is no automatic ticket to wealth. The success of your profession depends on you - how far you are ready to explore the opportunities available.
That's exactly my point.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Apitch(m): 12:10pm On Apr 29, 2016
Op please don't read pharmacy because u want to make money.
Don't listen to most people here because they don't know what they are saying, like someone advised, go and meet some pharmacist and hear their advice.
CONHESS 10 is far different from the normal civil service grade 10.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by cmonek(m): 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2016
I need a link for pharmacist vacancies for my kid sister who is a pharmacist.
Kindly be of help sir/madam.. Thanks.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by mcvities(m): 12:19pm On Apr 29, 2016
ukjerry:
To some it's small, but to me it's huge. my elder sis is currently earning #320 000(monthly) with an official car +driver. started working there 2 months ago. and they(others who passed the interview) went on two weeks training, all sponsored by the company.

it's a really lucrative business/career. I've not seen any pharmacist earning less than 120k.

Would you mind naming the company your sister works for.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by eridos: 12:27pm On Apr 29, 2016
Bellasharonne:


Thanks for your contribution, you just really inspired me to work really hard at getting pharmacy in the university. Seems like God directed me to your post sef cause I never go to the second page on any thread. Thank you so much. And bigger you I pray smiley

U won't regret reading Pharmacy I can bet you on that.u can contact me.send me a mail my email address is ehimenoaikhena@gmail.com.wud be nyce to help you out with the grey areas.cos most people won't tell you the truth.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Ranchhoddas: 12:40pm On Apr 29, 2016
Timolanki:
exactly.
Na where you dey do internship?
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Timolanki(m): 12:45pm On Apr 29, 2016
Ranchhoddas:
Na where you dey do internship?
may i knw my fellow lion?
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by eridos: 12:58pm On Apr 29, 2016
IZANAMI:
So many unemployed pharmacist??Sir,I haven't seen any jobless pharmacist,you can never be unemployed as a pharmacist,you can only be underemployed that which is quite rare.All the denigratory points you cited have no claims to validate it sir,you obliviously and ignorantly enumerated the cons without making mention of the pros.
You even went to the extent of juxtaposing a pharmacy grad with an English graduate? Oga how far,who does that?
Of course the entry level for a pharmacy grad after nysc is CONHESS level 10 of I'm not mistakened,A b.sc nurse grad is on CONHESS level 8 not to even mention the auxiliary nurses.
At the internship level,you're placed on a salary scale of CONHESS level 9 obviously higher than a B.sc nurse grad which is quite unfair.
I suppose you're not new to the fact pharmacists are the next paid after doctors in terms of salary scale.
some of your points are quite drab,insipid,unintelligent,myopic and shallow sir!!No offence intended sir!

Well said I'm sure this person wasn't lucky to read Pharmacy.maybe screened out of the department.reason for the beef.in dese country today so many oil and gas guys wana divulge into the Pharmacy business today. Last year the former MD of Bank PHB spoke to me one and one about the opportunities of chain pharmacies in Nigeria.which he would like to key into.i gave him the necessary information he needed not without collectyn my consultation fee though.today he has started his own Pharmacy employing Pharmacist to use their license and paying them handsomely.The Pharmacy is in VI in lagos.and he is looking to expand.currently as we speak there are plans for the big Retail chain Pharmacies abroad to cum into the Nigerian market (boots,wallgreens).a lot of potentials are yet to be untapped in the Pharmaceutical industry.the future is very bright for a young Pharmacist in Nigeria today.of course u have to be streetwise,know ur onions, network, bargain very well and most of all develop urself.ull be amazed at how well ull do over tyme.a lot of opportunities exist for Pharmacies in the country and beyond.new Mulltinational Pharmaceutical companies are cuming into the country each year.they employ Pharmacist and pay them the way they pay their Medical representatives in other countries.when u work under someone and u make enough money u can decide to start ur own.the key is getting a good location I'm talking of retail Pharmacies here.if u check the trend now most people don't wana go to the hospital and pay huge bills while they can just get into the Pharmacy and speak wt a Pharmacist and get quality drugs wt less hazzle.not all Pharmacist are rich,some are average,but none is poor at least they earn more dan the minimum wage.but most Pharmacist fall between the middle class and high class.we are better off than most doctors cos we don't depend on Federal Government jobs like most of them.we are far better off on our own in our private business.
And a Pharmacist and Pharmacologist are different.a Pharmacist is a drug expert who knows everytyn about drug production,drug interaction,sourcing of drug materials,Pharmacy regulation.he has a license to import and export drugs,distribute,counsel and administer drugs to patients based on his vast knowledge of drugs.

A Pharmacologist on the other hand. Just learnt about one aspect of Pharmacy which is the study of drug usage,interaction,adverse effect notyn else.he doesn't know hw the drug is produced nor how the raw materials are sourced cos his scope his limited to wat the drug does and just information about the drug on the body.in Nigeria It's only 2 schools that offer Pharmacology as a B.sc course which is Unilag and Delsu.

Pharm techs on the other hand just handle dispensing and countyn of drugs. A Pharm technologist is not a B.sc Holder it's just a 3 year programme and u bag a technical certificate.there is one at Yaba school of health technology a department of Pharm technology.so don't get it all mixed up they are different from each other.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by eridos: 1:16pm On Apr 29, 2016
psalm121vs1:
U can still get ur points across without being aggressive. ..lemme give another fact
1.U have to work for at least five years before u become a supretendant pharmacist that is u cant register a shop even with ur licence except u ve worked for five years..which is why what eridos posted is not logical except he was lucky
2.bsc with professional certificate like ican is automatic grade 10
3.dont expect to be paid the same thing u earned during internship
and in summary dont think u better than anyone cos this is really the reason why there re so many unemployed graduates..I mean u just said I dared compare English with pharmacy but what u should know is this in terms of academics a prof is a prof. .no one really cares about ur area of expertise and in the corporate world anybody can be anybody..
u might have a dream of working for orange drugs..just remember he dint finish high school

Oga it's either u are oblivious of what happening in Pharmacy or you are just a bad belle.that law you are talking about didnt hold waters.they were contemplatyn on that law 2 years ago i.e the one that says if u have not been in practice for up to 5 years u can be a superintendent Pharmacist in a retail Pharmacy.while if u have not been in practice for up to 10 years u can't be a superintendent Pharmacist in an wholesale outlet so please stop saying what you don't know.
And since then that proposed law has been dead and buried. Not to surface ever again.we young Pharmacist fought for it.
Oga im a superintendent pharmacist in one of the big retail chain Pharmacies in Nigeria and they paid me for my license and I've not practiced for up to 5 years.
Please don't confuse people,Pharmay is gold now in Naija.u cud bcum a boss of ur own with little or no effort in these country where so many graduates are complaining. Of joblessness a Pharmacy intern like me bought my first car.if that's not lucrative what is dat the salary I earned peeps from oda courses dat ve worked for 10years in some companies wud not dream of earning dat even with their 10 years.so give me a break and let the people dat have a passion for the course read the course and stop being a badbelle.am sure u cudnt make it through Pharmacy school.stop hatyn

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Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by psalm121vs1: 1:47pm On Apr 29, 2016
eridos:


Well said I'm sure this person wasn't lucky to read Pharmacy.maybe screened out of the department.reason for the beef.in dese country today so many oil and gas guys wana divulge into the Pharmacy business today. Last year the former MD of Bank PHB spoke to me one and one about the opportunities of chain pharmacies in Nigeria.which he would like to key into.i gave him the necessary information he needed not without collectyn my consultation fee though.today he has started his own Pharmacy employing Pharmacist to use their license and paying them handsomely.The Pharmacy is in VI in lagos.and he is looking to expand.currently as we speak there are plans for the big Retail chain Pharmacies abroad to cum into the Nigerian market (boots,wallgreens).a lot of potentials are yet to be untapped in the Pharmaceutical industry.the future is very bright for a young Pharmacist in Nigeria today.of course u have to be streetwise,know ur onions, network, bargain very well and most of all develop urself.ull be amazed at how well ull do over tyme.a lot of opportunities exist for Pharmacies in the country and beyond.new Mulltinational Pharmaceutical companies are cuming into the country each year.they employ Pharmacist and pay them the way they pay their Medical representatives in other countries.when u work under someone and u make enough money u can decide to start ur own.the key is getting a good location I'm talking of retail Pharmacies here.if u check the trend now most people don't wana go to the hospital and pay huge bills while they can just get into the Pharmacy and speak wt a Pharmacist and get quality drugs wt less hazzle.not all Pharmacist are rich,some are average,but none is poor at least they earn more dan the minimum wage.but most Pharmacist fall between the middle class and high class.we are better off than most doctors cos we don't depend on Federal Government jobs like most of them.we are far better off on our own in our private business.
And a Pharmacist and Pharmacologist are different.a Pharmacist is a drug expert who knows everytyn about drug production,drug interaction,sourcing of drug materials,Pharmacy regulation.he has a license to import and export drugs,distribute,counsel and administer drugs to patients based on his vast knowledge of drugs.

A Pharmacologist on the other hand. Just learnt about one aspect of Pharmacy which is the study of drug usage,interaction,adverse effect notyn else.he doesn't know hw the drug is produced nor how the raw materials are sourced cos his scope his limited to wat the drug does and just information about the drug on the body.in Nigeria It's only 2 schools that offer Pharmacology as a B.sc course which is Unilag and Delsu.

Pharm techs on the other hand just handle dispensing and countyn of drugs. A Pharm technologist is not a B.sc Holder it's just a 3 year programme and u bag a technical certificate.there is one at Yaba school of health technology a department of Pharm technology.so don't get it all mixed up they are different from each other.
My dear I dont like pharmacy as a course..I studied ich class of 07 and did my masters in the same..but I m realistic which is why I secured an admission for my sis to study pharm in Madonna with the idea that I will use her licence but thats not reality bro. .because I cant have another shop without employing another pharmacist.amd nafdac makes this things more difficult which is not the same like when juhel started .she will be graduating this year..u said u finished 2012 so u will probably know her..i gathered all this facts while trying to register a pharmaceutical company from pcn..pharm nwizu precisely in anambra..but u without licence is already breaking the bank which is not impossible. .am just saying with the facts on ground..its rare I think u re just newly married..u havent seen the true nature of ur spouse..the infatuation is still crowding ur thoughts but remember if u truly love ur spouse u will have a healthy marriage but if u dont..thats bad news
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Homguy(m): 1:55pm On Apr 29, 2016
croSStodds:
I'll like to be enlightened in relation to the prospects of pharmacy,preferably from grads who have experienced the rigors and stress of labour market.
Also,precisely what aspect of pharmacy is the most lucrative?cos to the best of my knowledge, I believe we have community,industrial,academic and clinical aspects of pharmacy as a whole.
Thanks in anticipation.

Hehehe, theres good money in most aspects of Pharmacy just depends on your temperament. I just finished service i have a job already, i earn above 180 every month and i have a second source of income by virtue of being a pharmacist. So i think its cool. The other occupation earning more in health are doctors but they are very limited to a hospital while a pharmacist is not.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by psalm121vs1: 2:19pm On Apr 29, 2016
Apitch:
Op please don't read pharmacy because u want to make money.
Don't listen to most people here because they don't know what they are saying, like someone advised, go and meet some pharmacist and hear their advice.
CONHESS 10 is far different from the normal civil service grade 10.
very correct
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Ranchhoddas: 2:42pm On Apr 29, 2016
Timolanki:

may i knw my fellow lion?
Group B leader...Answer me before I match your face.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Nobody: 2:51pm On Apr 29, 2016
IZANAMI:
OK!Now,I can understand you sir!You were denied admission to study pharmacy abi?lol,park well jorrh,baba mi.
you and your next generation cannot reach the level I've attained academically. It's a fact.
Why would I settle for pharmacy? Like Frankel grade A I can't even recommend it for my enemy.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by chistev12(m): 3:56pm On Apr 29, 2016
Do you stand a chance of studying pharmacy if you score 215 in Jamb?
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Timolanki(m): 5:30pm On Apr 29, 2016
Ranchhoddas:
Group B leader...Answer me before I match your face.
i c we r the same only dat one knws d other person too well. Reveal ur self b4 i unleash d spirit of adibe on u...
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Ranchhoddas: 6:02pm On Apr 29, 2016
Timolanki:

i c we r the same only dat one knws d other person too well. Reveal ur self b4 i unleash d spirit of adibe on u...
You are a bat...no be only Adibe,na Oga Titus.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 7:56pm On Apr 29, 2016
babyfaceafrica:
there is no course is school with the name pharmary technician sir?..so if a pharmacy graduate earns 50k ,na d same
stop being ignorant on what u dnt av an idea on.
Pharmacy technicians is equivalent to OND/HND.They got their cert from college of heath tech so they are not pharmacist.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Nobody: 7:59pm On Apr 29, 2016
chistev12:
Do you stand a chance of studying pharmacy if you score 215 in Jamb?
no unless ure eds or gat connections
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 8:02pm On Apr 29, 2016
Manseydour:

Liar! Pharmacology itself is pharmacy. Other aspects of pharmacy are packaging.
who your ignorant epp?
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 8:13pm On Apr 29, 2016
bigiyaro:
In naija, most pharmacists ends up as sales men for drug importers.
where are u coming from
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 8:26pm On Apr 29, 2016
psalm121vs1:
Its either you re not being completely honest or u were just lucky and I will give u facts
1.as a pharmacist you re not allowed to register more than one shop..if you want to own another shop you must hire another pharmacist
2.if u work in any government establishment. .u re not allowed to register a shop
3.there re so many unemployed pharmacists in the country which is why some of them re sales rep to men with capital
4.the salary scale of an entry pharmacist is grade 10 which is the same as a graduate with any professional certificate to his cv
5.a pharmacist can earn better in a pharmaceutical industry just like an english graduate can higher in if he or she works for the un
6.if u dont have passion for Pharmacy. .u will be miserable
7.the golden age of making serious profits from the pharmaceutical industry re over as there re more strict rules now unlike when u can just without the problem of nafdac which is why men like juhel and orange re seriously diversifying
sentiments at its peak
Where is sisiafrika?,she shd come and speak to this guy sense
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 8:31pm On Apr 29, 2016
Manseydour:

All they do is sell drugs to patients in hospitals on presentation of prescription notes given to em by doctors. They neither prescribe nor deliver the drugs. Anybody with ssce or other higher degrees can do that.
what is this one saying...ion understand.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 8:34pm On Apr 29, 2016
Manseydour:

ain't gat type to be typing chronologies and stories jareh!!
Ain't gat time to be correcting grammar jare
you MUST get time forrit if u have concrete evidence to backing up your claim.

We must end dis argument,don't go anywre pls.
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 8:49pm On Apr 29, 2016
eridos:


Well said I'm sure this person wasn't lucky to read Pharmacy.maybe screened out of the department.reason for the beef.in dese country today so many oil and gas guys wana divulge into the Pharmacy business today. Last year the former MD of Bank PHB spoke to me one and one about the opportunities of chain pharmacies in Nigeria.which he would like to key into.i gave him the necessary information he needed not without collectyn my consultation fee though.today he has started his own Pharmacy employing Pharmacist to use their license and paying them handsomely.The Pharmacy is in VI in lagos.and he is looking to expand.currently as we speak there are plans for the big Retail chain Pharmacies abroad to cum into the Nigerian market (boots,wallgreens).a lot of potentials are yet to be untapped in the Pharmaceutical industry.the future is very bright for a young Pharmacist in Nigeria today.of course u have to be streetwise,know ur onions, network, bargain very well and most of all develop urself.ull be amazed at how well ull do over tyme.a lot of opportunities exist for Pharmacies in the country and beyond.new Mulltinational Pharmaceutical companies are cuming into the country each year.they employ Pharmacist and pay them the way they pay their Medical representatives in other countries.when u work under someone and u make enough money u can decide to start ur own.the key is getting a good location I'm talking of retail Pharmacies here.if u check the trend now most people don't wana go to the hospital and pay huge bills while they can just get into the Pharmacy and speak wt a Pharmacist and get quality drugs wt less hazzle.not all Pharmacist are rich,some are average,but none is poor at least they earn more dan the minimum wage.but most Pharmacist fall between the middle class and high class.we are better off than most doctors cos we don't depend on Federal Government jobs like most of them.we are far better off on our own in our private business.
And a Pharmacist and Pharmacologist are different.a Pharmacist is a drug expert who knows everytyn about drug production,drug interaction,sourcing of drug materials,Pharmacy regulation.he has a license to import and export drugs,distribute,counsel and administer drugs to patients based on his vast knowledge of drugs.

A Pharmacologist on the other hand. Just learnt about one aspect of Pharmacy which is the study of drug usage,interaction,adverse effect notyn else.he doesn't know hw the drug is produced nor how the raw materials are sourced cos his scope his limited to wat the drug does and just information about the drug on the body.in Nigeria It's only 2 schools that offer Pharmacology as a B.sc course which is Unilag and Delsu.

Pharm techs on the other hand just handle dispensing and countyn of drugs. A Pharm technologist is not a B.sc Holder it's just a 3 year programme and u bag a technical certificate.there is one at Yaba school of health technology a department of Pharm technology.so don't get it all mixed up they are different from each other.
thanks for dis clarification,,,more kulikuli to ur garri.
Moreso,oou is also among those schls that offer pharmacology and the course is just like a pure science to dem
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Kunlexic(m): 9:00pm On Apr 29, 2016
Manseydour:

you and your next generation cannot reach the level I've attained academically. It's a fact.
Why would I settle for pharmacy? Like Frankel grade A I can't even recommend it for my enemy.
the way u talkd av said it all
I feel ur pain sha,being denied of studying pharmacy is enof for u to hate but that doesn't remove from the success of the profession.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by psalm121vs1: 9:19pm On Apr 29, 2016
Kunlexic:
sentiments at its peak
Where is sisiafrika?,she shd come and speak to this guy sense
Not sentiments bro..I really wanted to get into the pharmaceutical wholesale industry. .I realized patent drug dealers at head bridge were really killing the industry. .why do u think the mega drug distributing sector isnt working..but it has already been built..but the men at head bridge will not allow it to function. .it would have been easier. .I had to register with their union instead for that part of business..and trust me most pharmaceutical industry in nigeria depend on this people u educated people call illiterate to survive. .study pharmacy because u love it and want to make a change not because of money cos u will be miserable..in my opinion thats the best course a lady can study and nursing as well or medical lab science
Re: How Lucrative Is Pharmacy As A Career? by Nobody: 10:17pm On Apr 29, 2016
Kunlexic:
the way u talkd av said it all
I feel ur pain sha,being denied of studying pharmacy is enof for u to hate but that doesn't remove from the success of the profession.
The way you jump to conclusion ehn. Check my first comment on the thread. It will lead your misconceptions astray.

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