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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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...
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. Provide clinical consultative services to patients an...
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A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO on January ! Ready to bring your Clinical Pharmacist skill set to a Fortune 12 company? This role may be the one for you! The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Advisor team, a leading-edge, start-up program for our client, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding the disease state(s) sup...
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...
Role: Pharmacist Assignment: Pharmacy Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Bring your unique talents and perspectives to Humana and help us bring better healthcare solutions to our members. At Humana, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with members, provide professional advice, and enable positive outcomes in a growing organization. Humana’s innovative approach to Medicare Stars Pharmacy Progra...
Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, inclu...
To provide patient-focused pharmacy services including monitoring of therapy, interventions, basic pharmacokinetics, education and medication distribution. To support the mission, activities and programs of the division, department and the Hospital. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Posting Salary Minimum 91...
University of Cincinnati Health Cincinnati, OH, 45201
Knowledge and Skills: Education: PharmD or BS in pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy. Years of Experience: Hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. Licenses and Certifications: A current pharmacy state license in the state of practice. UC Medical Center - 234 Goodman Street - Cincinnati, OH...
A-Line Staffing Solutions. Houston, TX
Job Description: A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in Scottsdale, AZ on January 19! Ready to bring your Clinical Pharmacist skill set to a Fortune 12 company? This role may be the one for you! The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Advisor team, a leading-edge, start-up program for our client, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding t...
A-Line Staffing Solutions. Houston, TX
Job Description: A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO on January ! Ready to bring your Clinical Pharmacist skill set to a Fortune 12 company? This role may be the one for you! The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Advisor team, a leading-edge, start-up program for our client, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding the di...
Marten Transport Portland, OR
Add To BasketApply NowJavaScript enabled browser required.## DescriptionJob TitlePharmacist - Flex PharmacistDepartmentInpatient PharmacyLocationHRC 9D40Work Unit DescriptionWork Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range******This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)******This is a flexible (0.0 FTE) positi...
Yuma Regional Medical Center, Inc. Yuma, AZ
Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is a model regional medical center located in Yuma, Arizona â?? a Colorado River city. As a 406-bed acute care facility, we're known nationally for our cutting edge technology and excellent patient care, and we are no stranger to innovation! Our unparalleled focus on coordinated healthcare services supports our mission to improve the health and well-being of ind...
Marten Transport Liberty Lake, WA
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 responsibility for f...
Marten Transport Millrift, PA
The Prior Authorization group provides clinical support for utilization management activities. This includes the responsibility for finalizing all denials of clinical prior authorization override requests for all utilization management programs in accordance with the plan sponsors benefit design. This involves direct communication with physicians and other health care professionals. Participation ...
Step 7 Dublin, OH
The Prior Authorization group provides clinical support for utilization management activities. This includes the responsibility for finalizing all denials of clinical prior authorization override requests for all utilization management programs in accordance with the plan sponsors benefit design. This involves direct communication with physicians and other health care professionals. Participation...
Target Corp. Pikesville, MD
Executive Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)-Pikesville, MD( Job Number: PHA0008WQ) JOIN USAS AN EXECUTIVE PHARMACIST (FULL TIME) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As an Executive Pharmacist, you'll take the lead as you… Become a trusted health care resource to Ta...
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...

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Pharmacist

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