Pharmacy- Scope and types

Pharmacy covers a wide range and has made an enormous progress in the recent past which gave it a powerful position in Medical field. It has become a mature discipline in terms of scope but unfortunately in Pakistan is yet underdevelopment. It has beaten every every field in terms of therapeutic knowledge. 


Pharmacists demand is increasing day by day. As Pharmacy is improving to the next level its popularity makes a mark. Pharmacists jobs at public sector are being created more and more parallel to private jobs which is the indication of the field’s growth.

In Pakistan, Pharmacists are still keep watering it and struggle hard to make its root more firmer. They are keen to make it to the top.

The importance of Pharmacy can’t be neglected as it is one of the LIFE saving profession. Pharmacists work almost everywhere whether it is academia or industry, hospitals or clinics, retail pharmacy or community pharmacy, hence they are serving nationwide to worldwide.



On the basis of scope, Pharmacy has numerous types. Some of the important types are as:

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Compounding Pharmacy
  • Internet/online Pharmacy

Each and every type of pharmacy indicates the scope of pharmacy.

So yes, Pharmacy is a major subject with a phenomenal scope and opportunities. Determination, competition and devotion is must to become a competitive Pharmacist.

Hard work will lead to success, you just need to stick with competency.

Abid Ali @abidaliphm

Doctor of Pharmacy


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