Pharmaceutical - Salary and Career

Pharmaceutical - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They carry out specific actions for dispensing pharmaceutical products and services. They can produce these products and services on a masterful, industrial scale. They also carry out quality control actions for pharmaceutical products and services, managing the storage, distribution and transport of these products. They develop pharmaceutical products and services, can coordinate pharmaceutical assistance policies and act in the regulation and inspection of pharmaceutical establishments, products and services. They perform clinical, toxicological, physical-chemical, biological, microbiological and bromatological analyses. They may conduct research on the effects of drugs and other substances on organs, tissues and vital functions of humans and animals.

How much does an Pharmaceutical earn

A Pharmaceutical earns between $2.225 and $6.675 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.562 and a median salary of $3.465 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 96.596 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Pharmaceutical

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.562 42.746 891 18
1º Quartile 2.225 26.700 556 11
Median Salary 3.465 41.580 866 17
3º Quartile 5.090 61.085 1.273 26
Higher Salary 6.675 80.096 1.669 33

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals, health
        • pharmaceuticals

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Main workplaces

Pharmaceuticals they work in public or private institutions, in pharmacies and drug distribution networks, in the pharmaceutical and related products industries, in the food and cosmetics industries, among others. Most work with a formal contract, but can also work on their own or as an employer.

What does it take to work in the field of Pharmaceuticals

The exercise of the profession of Pharmaceuticals requires a degree in Pharmacy. Currently, the training is unique, replacing the two previous training courses: pharmacy and biochemistry.

Functions and activities of Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceuticals must:

  • produce pharmaceutical products on an industrial and masterful scale;
  • perform analysis (clinical, toxicological, physical-chemical, biological, microbiological and bromatological);
  • provide pharmaceutical services;
  • perform analyzes (clinical, toxicological, physical-chemical, biological, microbiological and bromatological);
  • control quality of pharmaceutical products and services;
  • dispensing pharmaceutical products and services;
  • produce on an industrial and masterful scale pharmaceutical products;
  • perform analyzes (clinical, toxicological, physical-chemical, biological, microbiological and bromatological);
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • manage storage, distribution and transport of pharmaceutical products;
  • develop pharmaceutical products and services;
  • perform technical-scientific research;
  • acting in the regulation and inspection of pharmaceutical establishments, products and services;
  • manage storage, distribution and transport of pharmaceuticals;
  • manage pharmaceutical establishments;
  • perform analyzes (clinical, toxicological, physicochemical, biological, microbiological and bromatological);
  • produce in industrial and masterful scale pharmaceutical products;
  • act in the regulation and inspection of pharmaceutical establishments, products and services;
  • dispense pharmaceutical products and services;
  • coordinate pharmaceutical assistance policy;

  • Activities

    • manage human, financial and material resources;
    • produce inputs and raw materials;
    • establish product expiration date;
    • diagnose areas of interest;
    • participate in clinical research;
    • indicate over-the-counter medicines;
    • participate in the elaboration of the pharmaceutical service policy;
    • supervise the production process;
    • issue a report of analysis results;
    • perform post-marketing surveillance on pharmaceutical products;
    • provide technical information for product registration;
    • work as a team;
    • develop standard operating procedure;
    • participate in the licensing of pharmaceutical establishments;
    • study research feasibility;
    • supervise filling, packaging and packaging;
    • analyze results;
    • perform home visits;
    • prepare samples;
    • fraction products;
    • check biochemical parameters;
    • define packaging specifications;
    • provide inhalation therapy services;
    • guiding patients, caregivers and clients;
    • define technical specifications of raw material, packaging, materials, equipment and facilities;
    • implement pharmaceutical service policy;
    • issue reports, opinions and reports;
    • issue report of analysis results;
    • develop analytical and bioanalytical method;
    • perform critical analysis of the results;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • perform pharmaceutical consultation;
    • drill earlobe;
    • evaluate compliance of physical facilities (certify area);
    • acquire raw materials, materials and equipment;
    • participate in the discussion of public health policies;
    • participate in the development of treatment protocols;
    • demonstrate credibility;
    • validate method of analysis;
    • collect data;
    • disseminate pharmaceutical products and services;
    • identify adverse reactions and drug interactions;
    • develop standard formula;
    • validate products, processes, areas and equipment;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • correct procedures;
    • choose a method of analyze;
    • program masterful process;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • apply injectables;
    • provide advice and consultancy;
    • check body temperature;
    • disclose pharmaceutical products and services;
    • elaborate projects;
    • implement drug surveillance actions;
    • register data in medical records;
    • participate in the promotion of the rational use of medication;
    • coordinate pharmaceutical assistance programs;
    • check blood pressure;
    • issuing a report of analysis results;
    • capture resources;
    • manage inventory;
    • participate in health promotion and disease prevention actions;
    • show leadership ability;
    • assemble a team;
    • participate in epidemiological surveillance actions;
    • collect samples;
    • specify storage conditions;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • supervise production process;
    • capture resources;
    • evaluate prescription;
    • elaborate drug lists;
    • establish criteria and dispensing systems;
    • participate in the preparation of medication use protocol;
    • pack products;
    • suggest process change;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • check official balances of controlled products;
    • work as a team;
    • determine product disposal;
    • operate equipment;
    • make decisions;
    • perform waste management;
    • manipulate medicines;
    • coordinate pharmaceutical assistance actions;
    • perform acupuncture services;
    • participate in the registration of pharmaceutical products;
    • participate in the elaboration of treatment protocols;
    • participate in a research ethics committee/commission;
    • guidance in compliance with the rules;
    • pack products;
    • develop production methods and procedures;
    • demonstrate analytical technical ability;
    • determine handling procedures;
    • develop forms and technical standards;
    • institute inspection rules;
    • develop medication lists;
    • schedule masterful process;
    • guide the collection of samples;
    • determine industrial production procedures;
    • perform phytotherapy services;
    • work with biosafety;
    • schedule industrial production;
    • interact with prescriber and health team;
    • write official books and balance sheets of controlled products;
    • analyze quality indicators;
    • participate in technical committees;
    • evaluate conformity of products and equipment;
    • prove product origin;
    • perform product stability study;
    • handle food and cosmetics;
    • manage documentation;
    • qualify suppliers;
    • participate in the investigation of complaints;
    • select suppliers;
    • demonstrate manual dexterity;
    • plan pharmaceutical assistance actions;
    • define technical specifications for raw materials, packaging, materials, equipment and facilities;
    • cultivate microorganisms;
    • define quality indicators;
    • coordinate drug and toxicological information centers;
    • notify deviations in the quality of products and services ;
    • demonstrate technical analytical ability;
    • perform small dressings;
    • indicate food, cosmetics and health products;
    • perform a product stability study;
    • interacting with prescriber and health team;
    • structuring protocol;
    • perform pharmacotherapeutic follow-up;
    • demonstrate ability to pay attention to detail;
    • participate in the elaboration of drug policies;
    • perform analysis;
    • participate in health policy actions;
    • monitor processes;
    • choose medicines, immunobiologicals, cosmetics, food and health products;
    • define distribution logistics;
    • issuing inspection rules;
    • inspecting establishments, products and services;
    • prepare reagents, equipment and glassware;

    Sectors that hire Pharmaceutical the most in the job market

    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, without formula handling
    • hospital care activities
    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, with formula manipulation
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • wholesale of medicines and drugs for human use
    • health management support activities
    • manufacture of allopathic medicines for human use
    • temporary labor lease
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • wholesale of instruments and materials for medical, surgical, hospital and laboratory use

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