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
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A-Line Staffing is in need of 42 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO on December 8th! These positions will be Monday - Friday 40hrs a week. All of the positions are located in SAN ANTONIO, TX. We are looking for pharmacists that are comfortable working in an office environment. Positions are compensating great and growth opportunities are available. If you or someone you may know of is looking fo...
OnePoint Patient Care is one of the pioneers in the hospice industry. Specializing in providing hospice pharmacy services since the Medicare benefit started in the 1980s, OnePoint Patient Care has grown to become one of the leading hospice pharmacies in the country. Our commitment to quality and superior service is unsurpassed in the industry. Transcribe, verify, and fill prescription orders. Pr...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy We are looking for an experienced infusion pharmaci...
Unit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a PHARMACIST with flexibility and motivati...
Unit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM LOCAL CONTRACT Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a PHARMACIST with flexibili...
Unit: Pharmacy Flexible Per Diem RN Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a nurse with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no f...
United States Federal Government Springfield, MO, 65802
About the Agency Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 38,00...
Express Scripts Liberty Lake, WA
ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ran...
Express Scripts Dublin, OH
Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the "Most...
Position Summary Provide clinical support and oversight for all utilization management (UM) activities. Responsible for finalizing all denials of clinical prior authorization override requests and overseeing the appeals and reconsideration processes. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide clinical support for the Prior Authorization department and for utilization management activities. This includes the ...
Date: 11/14/2014 Location: Pikesville, MD Job Number: PHA0008WQ Job Description - Executive Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)-Pikesville, MD (PHA0008WQ) Job Description Executive Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)-Pikesville, MD ( Job Number: PHA0008WQ ) JOIN US AS AN EXECUTIVE PHARMACIST (FULL TIME) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist Use your skills, experience and...
Halifax Medical Center Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
Halifax Health is seeking a Pharmacist for our Outpatient Pharmacy Department. The Outpatient Pharmacist will provide medication for patients of all ages and counsel patients and their families about the proper use of their medications. The Registered Pharmacist is also responsible for providing drug information to physicians and the medical center staff. Requirements: Current and valid Florida Ph...
Halifax Medical Center Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
Halifax Health is seeking a Pharmacist for our Inpatient Pharmacy Department. The Pharmacist will provide medication for patients of all ages and counsel patients and their families about the proper use of their medications. The Registered Pharmacist is also responsible for providing drug information to physicians and the medical center staff. Requirements: Current and valid Florida Pharmacist lic...
Oncology Pharmacist We are looking for highly motivated individuals interested in providing comprehensive direct patient care to leukemia, lymphoma, BMT, and other cancer patients. You will be responsible for management of adult patients, including: therapeutic drug monitoring; approved pharmacy managed protocols; review of chemotherapy orders for accuracy and completion; and provision of drug inf...
Elevating patient care to an art requires the concerted skills, dedication and passion of people in every discipline. At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, our pharmacists are vital members of the total patient care team. Their expertise is critical to achieving the exceptional patient care for which we are known and trusted. Our world-class Pharmacy Department includes six satellite pharmacies, the Dru...
Scottsdale Healthcare Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
The Pharmacist oversees the daily activities of the medication use process, provides comprehensive contemporary pharmacy services and performs the duties of a registered pharmacist as defined by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy and Scottsdale Healthcare. This position is required to promptly report medication incidents and adverse drug reactions through established channels. The successful cand...
Food Lion, LLC Pine Bush, NY, 12566
Job Title: Staff Pharmacist/Regional Support Pharmacist Department: Pharmacy ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Process prescriptions accurately and supervise others in the process in accordance with current laws, ethics and Company policies. 2. Provide outstanding customer service and patient counseling in the areas of prescription and OTC medications, durable medical equipment and other evolving he...
Food Lion, LLC Walden, NY, 12586
Job Title: Staff Pharmacist/Regional Support Pharmacist Department: Pharmacy ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Process prescriptions accurately and supervise others in the process in accordance with current laws, ethics and Company policies. 2. Provide outstanding customer service and patient counseling in the areas of prescription and OTC medications, durable medical equipment and other evolving he...
Express Scripts Liberty Lake, WA
ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS: Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ra...
Yuma Regional Medical Center Yuma, AZ, 85367
This position is a job share between the YRMC Inpatient Pharmacy and the In-patient Informatics Department. In the role of Informatics - Pharmacist will be responsible for building, development, and maintenance of medication related elements of the Electronic Health Record System in specific applications in clinical areas assigned for inpatient and/or outpatient operations Should be knowledgeable...

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Pharmacist

Salaries

$82,000.00 - $137,700.00
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Education / Training

Doctorate
46.2%
Bachelor's
30.5%
Professional
15.2%
Master's
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