Being able to work for the rest of your life regardless of gender or age is one of the attractions of your job as a pharmacist. By the way, the national pharmacist examination, which is a necessary barrier to becoming a pharmacist, is held once a year for two days in early March. The questions are “Physics / Chemistry / Biology”, “Hygiene”, “Pharmacology”, “Drugs”, “Pathology / Pharmacotherapy”, “Regulations / Systems / Ethics” and “Practice”. It is becoming a question of how to prepare for medicines and whether or not they have the knowledge and skills that can be used in the medical field. If you pass the exam successfully, the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare will contribute your pharmacist license. If you fail, you will need to take the exam again the following year. The passing rate of this national pharmacist exam is said to be 60-80% on average every year. That said, the pass rate varies depending on the university. Overall, it seems that national and public universities have a slightly higher pass rate. On the other hand, at private universities, the pass rate seems to be over 80% and below 50%, and the difference between universities is widening.