Pharmacist Jobs

Pharmacist Job Overview

Pharmacists are experts in medicine. In a pharmacist job, you’ll fill prescriptions, customize mixed medicines, help doctors decide which medications to use, keep patients from taking multiple drugs that interact badly and educate consumers about how to use medications safely.

Pharmacist Job Types

Pharmacist jobs are found in a variety of settings:

  • Retail pharmacists work in stores, where they may also handle business tasks.
  • Clinical pharmacists work in hospitals or other types of healthcare facilities where they help care for patients.
  • Consultant pharmacists work for healthcare and insurance organizations where they try to increase efficiency and assist clients who use medicine to manage chronic illness or disease.
  • Pharmacy professors work in postsecondary schools to prepare the next generation for pharmacist careers.
In addition, pharmacists working for themselves are small-business owners who have to market their pharmacy and manage employees and suppliers to be profitable.

Pharmacist Education and Licensure

Pharmacists must hold a PharmD degree, which typically takes four years to complete. All states require pharmacists to be licensed.

Pharmacist Job Market

Pharmacist job opportunities will rise 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That’s faster than the average for all jobs. The reason for that growth is that the aging Baby Boom generation will increasingly need medications at the same time that many pharmacists will be retiring. More demand for medication coupled with fewer pharmacists means pharmacist employment will be relatively easy to find.

The number of pharmacist jobs is expected to rise in doctors' offices, outpatient healthcare centers and elder-care facilities, the BLS says.

Pharmacist jobs are not evenly distributed around the country. States with the highest populations of older people have the greatest demand for pharmacists.

About one in five pharmacists works part time and more than a third are older than 55.

Pharmacist Salaries

The BLS says the average pharmacist salary was $112,160 in 2011, but pharmacist pay varies somewhat by setting:

  • General merchandise stores: $118,630
  • Physicians’ offices: $117,750
  • Outpatient care centers: $117,510
  • Health and personal-care stores: $114,040
  • General medical and surgical hospitals: $110,810
  • Department stores: $109,240
  • Grocery stores: $108,890

746 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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Duties Support clinical program managers on operation and development of pharmacy clinical management programs using both traditional utilization management (e.g., step therapy, therapy over time, prior authorization) and consumer oriented (e.g., education and i. Skills ".The Pharmacist guides the delivery of clinical and coaching services as it relates to pharmacology. These responsibilities may...
Pharmcare USA in Durant, Oklahoma has an immediate opening for a Pharmacy Manager (PIC). We are a closed-door long term care pharmacy that has been serving the surrounding area for over ten years. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience as a staff pharmacist, currently licensed in Oklahoma and Texas. Some experience supervising people in a lead or PIC position is preferred. We...
Job Purpose: Busy retail pharmacy looking for a highly motivated and energetic NYS registered pharmacist. Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. * Dispenses medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals. * Controls medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions. * Completes phar...
- Registered Pharmacist - RPH - Prior Authorizations- Pharm. D - Mail Order Division - Call Center - A specialty mail-order pharmacy in Phoenix, AZ is seeking a Pharmacist for a temp to possible direct hire position. The Pharmacist provides one-on-one phone based consultations with patients. The pharmacist will consult with the patient to identify, resolve and prevent medication related problems....
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
-Looking for a compounding and retail pharmacist for a new compounding pharmacy in Maryland. Competitive salary with significant bonus opportunity. 9-5 (m-fri). Compounding experience required....
The Operations Pharmacist is responsible for complete and accurate processing of prescription orders in regards to unique packaging and Medication Administration Records. The ideal pharmacist candidate must successfully work independently as well as in a group setting. The pharmacist is willing to contribute to the growth and success of a unique closed door, long-term care pharmacy that serves a d...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 2 Pharmacists in Phoenix, Arizona! This Pharmacist Position will be any 8 hour shift Monday - Friday between 5a - 7p (Looking for Flexibility). This Pharmacist position will be compensated between $45 - 50 Per hour. This Pharmacist opportunity is a great chance to get into a big time company. If you are interested in learning more about this position then please cont...
We are a rapidly growing retail pharmacy seeking a team-oriented Registered Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians to direct pharmacy operations and services; provide pharmaceutical information and therapies to patients; keep health professionals informed and direct and train staff pharmacists and technicians. Pay structure for this supervisor-level position includes generous compensation and bonus....
PCA Choice Pharmacy is looking for a full time 3rd shift pharmacist to join our long term care team to work 7-on, 7-off. Candidate must be a friendly and customer service oriented person who works well independently and as part of a team. Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced and changing environment is required. Ability to work and communicate wel...
Corpus Christi, 78468
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX Staff Pharmacist - FT Days Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, Northwest Behavioral Health Center and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center. We are committed to the care and improvem...
Description PHARMACIST - STAFF PHARMACY Routinely enters all required patient demographic information, including allergies, height and weight. Able to generate all required reports: MAR, drug usage, food-drug interaction, etc. necessary for daily review. Follows established policies regarding the filling of new medication orders, requests for refills, and missing med requests. Accurately checks su...
STAFF PHARMACIST-PER DIEM MESILLA VALLEY HOSPITAL Las Cruces, NM Hospital setting! Every other weekend! Weekend Hours: Regularly scheduled every other weekend approx 4 hours 8am-Noon Sa & Sun. As needed week days to cover vacations. No on-call. An Attractive Hospital and Location. Mesilla Valley Hospital is a 130 bed psychiatric facility (52 adult and adolescent beds and 80 adolescent RTC beds) th...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Molecular Imaging Location: CA - Sacramento Req ID: 131999 Position Title: Pharmacist 3 Experience Level: Entry Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical...
Wyoming Medical Center has excellent career opportunities. Great Jobs! Equal Opportunity Employer Operating Room - RN Case Manager - RN Medical Social Worker (Masters MSW) Staff Pharmacist EMT-I & EMT-P Please apply online at 307.577.2406...
Job Overview: An Albertsons/Savon Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws a...
Job Overview: An Albertsons/Savon Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws a...
Modoc Medical Center, located in a beautiful area of northern California with access to great outdoor opportunities - hunting, fishing, camping and snow skiing, is looking for a full time experienced Pharmacist at our Acute Hospital. For more information, please visit us at POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the CNO, the Staff Pharmacist is responsible for all area...
Excellent New Career Opportunities Available for Pharmacists in Brooklyn A renowned community hospital in Brooklyn, New York is hiring pharmacists with previous inpatient experience. Give us a call at (212) 766-0200 with any questions or upload your resume to apply today! Requirements: 2 years of experience working as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting. Must be New York State Licensed Pha...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Pharmacy Operations Family: Health System Pharmacy What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health Health System Pharmacy i...
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