What comes to your mind when you see a pharmacist? Do you want to know how much they earn right here in Ghana? Well, this article is written with you in mind.
There are several professional occupations in the health-care sector with high pay salary, pharmacists are among the top salary earners. Ghana’s health-care sector is still in a developing phase. No health-care sector can function properly without the pharmacists, they are indispensable.
The pharmacists are responsible for administering and prescribing of drugs and other medications to patients or physicians.
Pharmacist’s salary in Ghana
Before we begin discussing the other pieces of information in this post, let’s discuss how much pharmacists earn in Ghana. Pharmacists are also known as pharmacy managers in Ghana. The average salary of pharmacists in Ghana each month is about 7,585 GHS.
This amount includes transport and housing among other benefits. The salaries may vary drastically depending on skills, experience, location, and sometimes, gender.
It is on record that more than 50 percent of the pharmacists in Ghana earn below the average amount above. The lowest salary for pharmacists is about 3,110 GHS and the highest is about 11,681 GHS every month.
Here is a list of similar jobs and their salaries:
|Assistant Pharmacist||4,134 GHS|
|Assistant Pharmacy Director||7,553 GHS|
|Associate Medical Affairs Director||7,298 GHS|
|Bioinformatics Scientist||6,891 GHS|
|Bioinformatics Technician||4,535 GHS|
|Biological Scientist||7,263 GHS|
|Biological Technician||4,315 GHS|
|Biomedical Engineer||4,034 GHS|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||5,764 GHS|
|Biotechnology Lead Data Manager||4,333 GHS|
|Chemical Process Technician||4,135 GHS|
|Clinical Consultant||4,823 GHS|
|Clinical Data Manager||5,653 GHS|
|Clinical Data Specialist||4,821 GHS|
|Clinical Operations Manager||5,706 GHS|
|Clinical Pharmacist||5,394 GHS|
|Clinical Pharmacy Specialist||6,046 GHS|
|Clinical Programmer||3,355 GHS|
|Clinical Project Manager||4,882 GHS|
|Clinical Research Associate||4,766 GHS|
|Clinical Research Manager||6,112 GHS|
|Clinical Study Manager||6,178 GHS|
|Compliance Specialist||5,531 GHS|
|Cytology Laboratory Technologist||4,381 GHS|
|GCP Auditor||5,045 GHS|
|Hospital Pharmacy Technician||4,836 GHS|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,684 GHS|
|Medical Affairs Director||6,899 GHS|
|Medical Representative||3,929 GHS|
|Medical Science Liaison||5,270 GHS|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologist||5,622 GHS|
|Nuclear Pharmacist||666 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead||8,266 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager||6,855 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Process Engineer||5,322 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager||5,415 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor||6,116 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant||4,316 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist||4,561 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Research Associate||5,458 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Research Scientist||6,170 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Researcher||7,242 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager||6,315 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Manager||7,110 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Representative||3,898 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager||6,049 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Team Leader||5,653 GHS|
|Pharmaceutical Technologist||4,208 GHS|
|Pharmacy Aide||4,225 GHS|
|Pharmacy Stock Controller||3,641 GHS|
|Pharmacy Technician||3,516 GHS|
|Records Management Coordinator||3,575 GHS|
|Shift Encapsulator||3,943 GHS|
|Staff Pharmacist||5,416 GHS|
Who is a pharmacist?
A pharmacist is a professional who is licensed to prescribe and dispense drugs. A pharmacist has one core objective which is to prescribe safe and effective usage of drugs and other medication.
A brief history of the pharmaceutical society in Ghana.
On December 19, 1935, the pharmaceutical society in Ghana was founded. The society was formerly known as “Gold Coast Pharmacists and Druggist Union and the Chemist Defense Association.” The Pharmaceutical Society was initiated by some pharmacists led by William Ayiah.
The society was created the help unite pharmacists generally in Ghana. It was also to ensure that there is a high standard of professionalism among pharmacists. The pharmaceutical society also acts as a regulating body for pharmacists.
How to become a pharmacist in Ghana
There is this stereotype about pharmacists. Often times, we feel that selling drugs over the counter is all they do. Well, being a licensed pharmacist is more than just selling drugs and medical supplies.
In order to become a licensed pharmacist, one has to undergo proper training. Getting schooled in the university is necessary for exposure to information that will help you to thrive as a pharmacist.
You will be taught about the function of drugs, the biochemical mechanisms, and so much more.
In order to become a licensed pharmacist in Ghana, you must satisfy the following requirements.
- A Degree in Pharmacy or a qualification equivalent to a degree that is acceptable in Ghana.
- Must be able to speak and write English.
- One must undergo internship training at an accredited institute in Ghana.
- After the internship, you must undertake and pass the Ghana Pharmacy professional Examination.
Pharmacist’s salary in Ghana: see what they earn (Roundup)
In this post, you have learned about pharmacist’s salaries in Ghana. We have also shown you several other key pieces of information about pharmacists in Ghana. Do you have any questions? Share them with us in the comments section.
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