Master of Business Administration Executive
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Year of Award
MBA Executive Research Project
Pharmacists play vital role in the battle against diseases. Their role in effective treatment of patients by prescribing medication is inevitable. Pharmacy education is one of the fields that are in high demand in Pakistan, as the responsibility of healthcare sector is increasing rapidly due to increase in population. Contrary to past practice; the doctors and paramedic workforce independently cannot cater the requirements of healthcare, hence it is imperative to develop professionals of allied health sciences to strengthen the healthcare facilities available in the country.
Pharmacists serve in different organizations such as hospitals, pharmaceutical industry, teaching institutions and retail/community pharmacies. A large number of pharmacists pursue their career as researcher and educator pharmacist. Educator pharmacists are responsible to foresee the future demands of the profession and to adequately prepare the future practitioners by developing technical skills and inducing empathy and care for patients. They enable the prospective graduates to act as a good resource person for patients and other healthcare professionals.
Academic pharmacists serve in full or part-time capacity in educational institutions and take up several responsibilities such as: teaching students, conducting research and administrative supervision. Thus a career as academic pharmacist is equally productive and competitive,as other pharmacists who are serving in industry, hospitals and other fields of pharmacy.
This study was designed with the aim to evaluate the job satisfaction level among young phannacy academicians of public and private sector; serving in different higher education institutions (HEIs) of Karachi.Using 5% level of significance, statistical tools were applied. A significant difference was found in opinion of academicians having different experience regarding time availability for conducting research work. Similar difference was observed about compensation among male and female academicians. A highly significant difference in opinion was found among academicians of private and public sector institutes towards payment for services rendered through working for additional hours. In overall; the professionals belonging to public sector institutes, appeared to be more satisfied with their salary packages and workload distribution in comparison to private sector.
Yasmin,, R. (2016). Job satisfaction level among young pharmacy educators in Karachi (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-emba/163
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