Pharmacists must have a strong science-based education, effective written and verbal communication skills, and a desire to help others. The decisions pharmacists make affect human lives, therefore they must be cautious, thorough, and pay close attention to detail.
Pharmacists must be able to provide accurate information to patients. Being able to explain the side effects, symptoms, and alternative treatments of medication is a must. Patients must be able to understand all side-effects of the prescribed medication.
Also, pharmacists must be able to tell when something is wrong with a patient. Being sensitive, taking time to understand the patient's needs, asking appropriate questions, giving full attention to the problem, and actively listening are necessary to accurately recognize the patients' medical concerns.