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Other job opportunities are open to motivated pharmacists. The basic diploma can be enhanced by additional training.

The management of research and development projects, regulatory affairs, scientific or medical information and pharmacovigilance are examples of positions already mentioned where knowledge of the multiple facets of the drug is essential.

Jobs that develop specific expertise are accessible to the trained pharmacist in the fields of logistics, computer science, (bio) -statistics, documentary research or patents.

Management positions or even becoming the director of pharmaceutical laboratories are also part of the possibilities that pharmacists can access. Again, the pharmacist's degree is an added value and is often accompanied by training in business management (a module is devoted to training in Marketing).

It should be noted that the products marketed by the industry are very diversified: original specialties (New Chemical Entities), over the counter products, generics, medicines for human or veterinary use, products reserved for hospitals or export,etc.

It is important to consider that a multitude of jobs are available to the pharmacist in other subsectors of the medicine industry or in other fields of activity such as:

  • The manufacturers of active ingredients (API) and excipients,photo 62
  • Chemical industry,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Food supplements and phytopharmacy,
  • Homeopathic drugs,
  • Essential oils,
  • Federal agencies (FAMHP, AFSCA, …),
  • Medical devices,
  • In vitro diagnostics (research and development),
  • Medical gases,
  • Blood banks,
  • Cosmetology,
  • Armed Forces,
  • Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),
  • Managerial positions, ...
  • Acting as expert in Courts
  • Quality audits – advice
  • Consultancy (audit, manufacturing, validation, RA, distribution, preparing for inspections, etc)