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Pharmacists, also known as druggists or chemists , are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy , the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. The role of the pharmacist has shifted from the classical "lick, stick, and pour" dispensary role (that is, "lick & stick the labels, count the pills & pour liquids"), to being an integrated member of the health care team directly involved in patient care. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Pharmacists undergo university-level education to understand biochemical mechanisms of action of drugs, drug uses and therapeutic roles, side effects, potential drug interactions , and monitoring parameters. This is mated to education in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Professional interpretation and communication of this specialized knowledge to patients, physicians , and other health care providers are functions which pharmacists provide, and are central to the provision of safe and effective drug therapy.
Internal Medicine Jobs Internal medicine jobs are probably the ones most familiar to the average person. Internists usually work with a patient from adolescence and throughout the rest of his or her life. As a result, these doctors must be trained in recognizing and treating a wide range of problems. However, there is also room for specializing in these internal medicine jobs.
Nuclear medicine technologists can get specialty certifications that show their proficiency in specific procedures or equipment. Nuclear medicine technologists typically need an associate’s degree in nuclear medicine technology. Formal education programs in nuclear medicine technology or a related healthcare field lead to a certificate, an associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree. Technologists must be licensed in some states; requirements vary by state. Education
Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease . In nuclear medicine procedures, radionuclides are combined with other elements to form chemical compounds, or else combined with existing pharmaceutical compounds, to form radiopharmaceuticals . These radiopharmaceuticals, once administered to the patient, can localize to specific organs or cellular receptors. This property of radiopharmaceuticals allows nuclear medicine the ability to image the extent of a disease process in the body, based on the cellular function and physiology , rather than relying on physical changes in the tissue anatomy.