3131.2 Industrial Pharmacists
Industrial pharmacists participate in the research, development, promotion and manufacture of pharmaceutical products.
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to participate in the research, development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products
- Verbal ability to develop information materials concerning the uses, properties and risks of drugs
- Numerical ability to test new drug products for stability, and to determine their absorption and elimination patterns
- Form perception to make visual comparisons and discriminations when preparing pharmaceutical compounds
- Innovative interest in synthesizing drug products by participating in basic research for the development of new drugs and formulating new drug products developed by medical researchers
- Methodical interest in precision working to control the quality of drug products during production to ensure that they meet standards of potency, purity, uniformity, stability and safety
- Directive interest in speaking to co-ordinate clinical investigations of new drugs; in promoting pharmaceutical products to health professionals; and in evaluating labelling, packaging and advertising of drug products
1Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
H1Dangerous chemical substances
- A Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy is required.
- Pharmacists also require practical training under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Government departments and agencies
Chiefs of pharmacy (in 0311 Managers in Health Care)
Drugstore managers (in 0621 Retail Trade Managers)
Pharmaceutical sales representatives (in 6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade)
Pharmacologists (in 2121 Biologists and Related Scientists)
Pharmacy assistants (in 3414 Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services)
Pharmacy directors (in 0311 Managers in Health Care)
Pharmacy managers (in 0621 Retail Trade Managers)