How to Become a Pharmacist

Kate Onissiphorou

5th January 2022


Two pharmacists working in a pharmacy

A pharmacist, also called a chemist in the UK, is a professional who has the training on how to properly prepare and dispense medicines. They ensure that patients get the proper dosage of medications prescribed by their doctors. Most pharmacists work, of course, in pharmacies, but some also work as pharmaceutical chemists in… Continue reading »

How to Become a Forensic Scientist

Kate Onissiphorou

29th December 2021


A forensic scientist analysing a skull in a lab

When you were a child, you may have dreamt of becoming a scientist or a police detective. Well, you can actually become both if you pursue a career in forensics. Becoming a forensic scientist allows you to help in solving crimes by using scientific methodologies and laboratory techniques. A forensic scientist examines physical… Continue reading »

How to Become an Environmental Scientist

Kate Onissiphorou

22nd December 2021


A scientist collecting soil samples in a field

Climate change is clearly a serious problem that the world is facing today. Corporations, nation-states, regional, and international organisations are ramping up their efforts to address this global crisis. That makes climate and environmental scientists more important than ever. An environmental scientist studies the environment in terms of human impact (e.g. industrial pollutants)… Continue reading »

How to Become a Chemistry Teacher

Kate Onissiphorou

8th December 2021



Teaching is a noble profession because of the strong influence teachers have in shaping young minds. Becoming a chemistry teacher could lead you to inspire generations of students to become scientists, physicians, or even inventors (or they might want to work in a chemical manufacturing company!).  If this chemistry career interests you, continue… Continue reading »

What Do Chemical Engineers Do in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Lucy Bell-Young

26th May 2021


Female scientist working on pharmaceutical machine

Chemical engineers design machineries, equipment, and instruments for manufacturing chemical products. The pharmaceutical industry is part of the chemical manufacturing sector, with one key distinction: the focus is on manufacturing medicines and other medical products.  Chemical engineers in the pharmaceutical industry are essential in ensuring the accuracy, precision, efficiency, quality, and safety of… Continue reading »

How to Become a Pharmaceutical Chemist

Lucy Bell-Young

19th May 2021


Pharmaceutical chemist in laboratory

A pharmaceutical chemist is a professional scientist who works on developing various types of medicines. As the name implies, pharmaceutical chemists are typically employed by pharmaceutical companies. Their role is different from that of chemists, who dispense medicines in a pharmacy. Pharmaceutical chemists are researchers who are independent from pharmacies. What Do Pharmaceutical… Continue reading »

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