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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765 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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Description: The Clinical/Order Entry Pharmacist will be working onsite at Harmon Hospital with THC Pharmacy in Las Vegas and be responsible for order entry, clinical interventions and management meetings/action items. . This will be a full time night shift from 4:30pm â 3:30am Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Primary Responsibilities: Clinical Pharmacy: Medication dosing (antibiotic dosing)...
Description: This Pharmacist position will be supporting THC's Home Infusion business. The hours will be full time 10am-7pm Tuesday-Friday and 8-5 Saturday. Primary Responsibilities: Coordinates care for patients being discharged to their home on IV medications or for those patients that go to the treatment center for IV infusions. Participate in on call schedule rotation from Friday, Saturday and...
pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, pharamcy, registered pharmacist, staff pharmacist A-Line Staffing is looking for 2 Driven Pharmacists for Phoenix, AZ . Currently in need of 2 Pharmacists who are interested in working with a mail-order pharmacy leader. Will be working Monday - Friday any 8 hour shift between 7:00a-5:30p. These Pharmacist's will be compensated anywhere from $47.00 - 50.00 per hour...
The Specialty Clinical Development Pharmacist will be responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of UM programs for Specialty Pharmacy Services. The clinical pharmacist will develop a strategy for program design and the algorithms for new Specialty programs ensuring each program has needed clinical content, appropriate drug/drug classes, safety criteria, and outcomes measures...
Responsible for the management of clinical and professional activities associated with providing prescription filling and consultative services to plan members. This includes: Accurately filling prescriptions, counseling on uses for medication as well as proper storage and administration, medication profile review, management of side-effects, and monitoring compliance and persistency. Participates...
CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Bachelor of Science degree or PharmD from ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and one (1) year experience is required. *Licensed by Texas State...
CLIN STF PHARMACIST job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Bachelor of Science degree or PharmD from ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and one (1) year experience is required. *Licensed by Texas State Board...
CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST (NIGHT Shift, 7 ON/7 OFF) job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Bachelor of Science degree or PharmD from ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and one (1) year experience is required...
Are you a pharmacist that aspires to be part of a growing, clinical team that works directly with doctors, nurses, therapist, and patients to improve medication management? Do you desire to take your career to the next level and become part of a team that is implementing a new, innovative, patient-focused company? Do you share a vision for healthcare improvement to improve quality and create effic...
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....
Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) / Pharmacy Manager Trailblazing organization with 20+ years’ experience providing first-rate HIV/AIDS healthcare, education and resources to millions worldwide is seeking a Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) / Pharmacy Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of its pharmacy! If you desire to join a company that is revolutionizing healthcare, this opportunity is for you. The...
Company Confidential Irvine, CA, 92620
Job Description Seeking a part-time compounding pharmacist for a new state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy. This position will require the pharmacist to possess compounding knowledge and clinical skills in specialty non-sterile compounding, coupled with team leader capabilities. Good rewards, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. So, if you are a self-directed, detailed, energetic, high-ach...
PRN - Clinical Staff Pharmacist Bay Area Regional Medical Center Webster, TX *Brand New 150 bed Acute Care/Surgical Hospital opening July 2014* This new state of the art facility will be using Pyxis ES and Siemens Sorian and have a very aggressive clinical program. The hospital will specialize in Cardiovascular surgery. The Pharmacy will be managed by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. *Looking for...
Tracking Code 1276 Job Description The Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC) pharmacist shall work with a team of physicians, nurses and financial experts to provide evidence based, timely and accurate pharmaceutical care for patients utilizing the IRMC facilities – both inpatient and outpatient. The pharmacist shall develop and manage protocols for prescribing, dosing and monitoring of a variety of ph...
Pharmacy SUMMARY The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (CPS) is a licensed pharmacist who is responsible for applying knowledge, skill, competence and clinical expertise in a specialized area of pharmacy. The CPS has primary accountability for promoting excellence in pharmacy practice and medication use. The roles of the CPS are that of advanced practitioner, educator, consultant, leader and research...
Full Time - Clinical Staff Pharmacist Bay Area Regional Medical Center Webster, TX *Brand New 150 bed Acute Care/Surgical Hospital opening July 2014* This new state of the art facility will be using Pyxis ES and Siemens Sorian and have a very aggressive clinical program. The hospital will specialize in Cardiovascular surgery. The Pharmacy will be managed by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. Pharmac...
STAFF PHARMACIST Full Time Rotating Schedule LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY seeks PHARMACIST for Bethlehem, PA Duties Include: • Assist and direct support staff in the production and dispensing of medication orders to facilities and residents • Practice appropriate drug utilization review and follow up • Assist and direct the support staff in the production • Ensure that teammates and facilities operate...
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...
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...
Description Under the auspices of the Director of Pharmacy, the Staff Pharmacist is responsible for assuring that the pharmaceutical care needs of the patients of the Medical Center are met. Qualifications Registration by the California State Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacist. Continuing education in pharmacy and contact with literature of pertinent nature such as professional and scientific journ...
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