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Pharmaceutical industries usually employ pharmacy graduates and post graduates for most of the operations. The various activities include manufacturing, quality control (including quality assurance), and distribution (marketing). The expertise required to perform all these activities are usually the course programme of Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Technology. The available career opportunities for pharmacy graduates in pharmaceutical industries and government/private sector include:
->As Manufacturing Chemist (called as competent technical staff) : under whose active direction and personal supervision manufacturing of medicines takes place.This job of looking after manufacturing of medicines is very interesting and responsible. There are scopes of promotion too to the highest position as works manager or factory manager.
->In Quality Control/Quality Assurance : Quality Assurance is a total process for assuring the quality of pharmaceutical products as per standard specified in National or other approved pharmacopoeias. Quality Assurance is a component of Quality Assurance programme which deals with checking of representative samples of production to find out their compliance with standards. The graduates with aptitude in analysis of pharmaceuticals and handling of sophisticated instruments find the job interesting. There are promotional scopes too from Quality Control chemists to Quality Assurance Manager.
There are private and independent drug testing laboratories too. The graduate pharmacist also can join these laboratories as analyst.
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