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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685 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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South Dakota PHARMACIST AND PHARMACY TECH SD Department of Health – Correctional Health Yankton Minimum Security Unit, Yankton, SD NON-EMPLOYEE CONTRACT POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Rate of Pay: Depends on experience. Work full time (40 hours per week) on contract in the Human Services Center (HSC) Pharmacy providing services to minimum security male inmate patients. Seeking both a Pharmacist and a Pharma...
Following physicians" orders, the Pharmacist compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals. Position tasks and responsibilities include: Maintains strong knowledge of hospital policies and government regulations and dispenses accordingly. Consults with physicians and nursing staff regarding patient reactions, errors and complaints. Determines and consults on possible drug interacti...
Kingwood Medical Center – Kingwood, Texas Clinical Staff Pharmacist Kingwood Medical Center is currently looking for a Clinical Staff Pharmacist. Responsibilities: Accurate interpretation, verification and computer entry of physician orders. Check and verify all medication dispensing. Monitor drug therapy of all patients with sound professional judgment. Inventory maintenance. Employee will be res...
POSITION GOAL: The Job Description for the Staff Pharmacist provides criteria for evaluation of the Registered Pharmacist working in the Staff Pharmacist position. The Registered Pharmacist cares for patients in the age ranges as listed: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: E1. Responsible for directing, coordinating, checking, mixing, and the timely...
POSITION GOAL Performs the clinical functions for the Department of Pharmacy. Will provide structure, guidance, and accountability from a clinical standpoint to customers (patients, physicians, employees, visitors, and investors) who receive pharmacy services in a professional and efficient manner. POSITION RESPONSIBILITY Develops and coordinates the clinical functions of pharmacy practice and dru...
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....
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....
Come see What Is Possible here. In our unique partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is able to provide innovative, cost-effective care for residents of southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. With three hospitals and more than 30 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics, health care and non-clinical professionals...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II - RxE 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 Phar...
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...
Job Description: Clinical Infusion Pharmacist: $105,000 to $145,000 About the job: This is a great role for anyone who thrives to be on the positive side of every day. Successful Los Angeles Infusion Company seeks a goal-driven Clinical Infusion Pharmacist to work with a team to run a Home Infusion Lab. The right candidate is going to provide important support for the lab and make sure the quality...
About Us Full-time Pharmacist wanted for a pharmacy in Huntington, NY to cover shifts: Monday, Tuesday 9 am to 9 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Responsibilities The primary purpose of this position is to assist customers with their health care needs by filling prescriptions and providing excellent customer service and assisting with supervising pharmacy technicians. Frequent independent judgments...
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....
JOIN US AN EXECUTIVE PHARMACIST (PART TIME) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist About This Opportunity Improving health care for our guests is a priority for us. Find great opportunities to serve Target guests with professional care, and help drive Target Pharmacy to be a successful part of the Target store experience. Drive profitable pharmacy sales by ensuring a f...
The Oncology Clinical Pharmacist will provide oncology pharmacy services to ambulatory and inpatient oncology patients. This includes: the verification of provider medication and chemotherapy orders; oversight of the pharmacy technicians; optimizing drug therapy by identifying, resolving and preventing drug related problems; counseling patients and providing drug information as needed. MINIMUM REQ...
No weekends! No evenings! No holidays! Exciting opportunity available for a registered Pharmacist to help serve clients with severe mental illness. Will provide patient education and will work closely with doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners in monitoring patient medication profiles. Position is Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. We offer many benefits, including health, dental, 401(k), education reimbur...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist PROJECT OVERVIEW: Provide Clinical and Transformational Operations Management Support to the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). Project includes program management support services, performance-based clinical and transformation management, business process improvement and decision support activities, which provide best business practices that support and enhance the...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Searching for a full time pharmacist with retail experience in the heart of Brooklyn for an integrative pharmacy. Candidate must be highly motivated, have exceptional customer service, immunization certified is a plus, knowledge of Micro Merchants system is a plus. Competitive salary and benefits available.Please fax or email resume (718)246-2417....
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 motivation to...
Job Title: Pharmacist Job Location: Connellsville, PA Job Type: Full-Time Categories: Retail Staff Pharmacist Pharmacist Retail Pharmacist Community Pharmacist Job Description: Progressive, community based, independent retail pharmacy. The Hunter Pharmacy Group is accepting applications for a highlymotivated, registered pharmacist. As a Pharmacist at Hunter Pharmacy you will assume the responsibil...

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Pharmacist

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