Last modified on June 24, 2016, at 14:15


A pharmacist (or a druggist) is a licensed professional who works in a pharmacy where their responsibilities include: reviewing the prescription, preparing the drug, patient-counseling and various administrative duties.

The qualifications to become a pharmacist can vary between different countries. For example, in Canada, a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is the minimum requirement of becoming a pharmacist. There is the option to study for an additional two years to get a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, but it is not a requirement.[1] Conversely, a PharmD degree is a requirement for aspiring pharmacists in the United States.[2]