What kind of skills and/or paper qualifications do pharmacists require?
You need to have a degree in Pharmacy, which is recognised by the Health Ministry. In order to practice as a pharmacist, you need to be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia (Lembaga Farmasi Malaysia), which is a branch of the ministry. As for skills, as a retail pharmacist, you should have good interpersonal skills and enjoy dealing with people. Patience in dealing with customers is also very important. You need to be able to speak to the customer; sometimes they have certain problems which they are not very willing to talk about, so you need to draw them out. Besides that, an ability to speak several languages is also an asset as you are then able to communicate better with your customers. Approximately how much does a retail pharmacist earn in a month? A retail pharmacist earns about RM2,300-RM4,000, depending on the number of years of experience she/he has. Can you name a few pros and cons of being a pharmacist/ manager? The pros: You run the show, which means you can run