Pharmacists: The Hidden Heroes of Society

Despite having essential roles in the healthcare system, the pharmaceutical world remains undervalued. It’s about time to liberate pharmacies for the benefit of mankind and give them more value than they currently have.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This is one of the most common questions we get as children. And it is amusing how people believe that even as children, we already have an idea of what we want to do as adults. However, despite not knowing what we’re genuinely passionate about, most of us would immediately mention a profession. Something we think our older versions would pursue.

But how do we choose?

More often than not, our answers would have depended on what we believe is significant. As children, we’re highly exposed to and interested in superheroes. They were our standards of what’s right and cool. Hence, when we’re asked about what jobs we want to do, we think of the professions closely similar to our favorite superheroes’ impact.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I want to become a doctor, a lawyer, or a soldier.

But as we grow older, we already have an inkling of the things we want and a clearer perspective of what truly matters to us.

People choose their specific profession based on various reasons. Some associate the perfect job with the position that helps them earn a particular salary. In comparison, others believe that the right career is based on what’s most fulfilling for them. It’s a job that allows them to live a meaningful life and leave an impact on the world. They aim to have a job that satisfies not only their personal feelings and wants but also the needs of others. This line of job is what we and society label as our “everyday heroes.” The jobs that risk their lives for the betterment of society or the safety of people.

When we talk about these modern heroes, those with fulfilling jobs, we think of doctors, lawyers, or firefighters. These are typically the first responders to life-or-death situations. However, beyond these common professions, there’s a job that’s very fulfilling but not widely recognized and acknowledged.

The medical field is undeniably at the top of the fulfilling job pyramid. People approach them regarding health matters, the most crucial aspect in everyone’s lives. When people think of jobs in this field, they think of doctors and nurses, failing to recognize another critical position.

Pharmacists are commonly overlooked for what they genuinely offer in the field. And their responsibilities are typically oversimplified as medicine distributors. But they’re much more than that. And it’s about time people liberate pharmacies for the benefit of mankind. Liberate them from the misconceptions and the common limitations society has placed on them. To start, here are their primary responsibilities that should be acknowledged.

To start, pharmacists have a significant role when it comes down to making people feel better quickly. There’s a common misconception that they’re simply medicine distributors. They aren’t. Instead, they are the specialists. They are the most knowledgeable about what medicines work best for particular illnesses. When people feel sick, they go to the pharmacies to ask for suitable medication. Pharmacists don’t just hand out the medicines. They also evaluate factors affecting the medicine’s doses and the patient’s case.

This field of work isn’t limited to just one position. The world of pharmacies opens multiple opportunities for pharmacists. While they’re primarily known to work in retail chains, in charge of counseling patients and prescribing medication, they also work in other healthcare professions. For one, they can also be in hospitals, working with doctors. They may also work with care organizations, especially medicinal research facilities.

Concerning the latter point, pharmacists are essential members of the healthcare field. They help maximize health outcomes by ensuring the best medicines are prescribed to patients. But their contribution doesn’t only stop at that. They also play a massive part in innovating new medications to treat or prevent different diseases.

These points are only a few of pharmacists’ numerous benefits and only an inch of what they truly contribute to society. While they are commonly underappreciated, they continue to work with the sake of humanity in mind. Indeed, they are the hidden heroes of the world, one that needs to be more recognized for their effort in taking care of people.


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