Good demand for pharmacist jobs in Malaysia
According to Dr Ng Bee Hong who is one of the speakers at The Star Education Fair 2007, job prospect for pharmacists in Malaysia is very good. She also added that fresh graduates in pharmacy field will nof find themselves unemployed as they will be attached with the government for three years after their studies.
Speaking to The Star, she dispelled the misconception that pharmacists are those who merely doing tasks like selling vitamins and dispensing medication, and state that there are other prospects in the pharmaceutical field including academic, retail, manufacturing, research and enforcement.
“Aspiring pharmacists can also go into quality management of pharmaceutical manufacturing or regulatory matters related to pharmaceutical manufacturing such as registration of pharmaceutical products and compliance to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). There are also many places where a pharmacist can choose to work in such as retail pharmacies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and the Health Ministry’s Pharmacy Division,” said Dr Ng who is the section manager of re-search and development at Hovid Berhad, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
To get to know more about the field, turn up for her talk from 6.15pm to 7pm on Feb 10 at The Star Education Fair 2007 which will be held at the Penang International Sports Arena.