Pharmacist Jobs

Pharmacist Job Overview

Pharmacists deliver medications to patients and advise them on side effects, proper use and contraindications. Pharmacy professionals also commonly counsel patients on healthy living, perform health and wellness checks and administer immunizations. The duties of pharmacist jobs typically include:

  • Filling prescriptions according to doctors' directions
  • Reviewing patients' other prescriptions to check for possible negative interactions
  • Informing patients on when and how to take their medications
  • Offering general health advice to patients
  • Providing vaccinations and flu shots
  • Filling out insurance paperwork and collaborating with insurers to see that patients get the prescriptions they need
  • Supervising pharmacy interns and technicians

Pharmacists work in the pharmacies of clinics, hospitals, grocery stores and retail drug stores. Similar occupations include biochemist jobs and pharmacy technician jobs.

Pharmacist Job Education Requirements

As with medical scientist jobs, pharmacy careers require a doctoral degree from an accredited program. To be admitted to a Doctor of Pharmacy, or Pharm.D., program, applicants must have at least two years of undergraduate work, although some programs require a bachelor's degree. The degree takes four years to complete and usually involves supervised internships at retail pharmacies and hospitals.

Upon graduation, pharmacists must obtain licensure by passing two exams: the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam, which tests pharmacological knowledge, and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam on pharmacy law. Pharmacists seeking clinical pharmacy or research positions usually also complete a one- or two-year fellowship upon graduation in a specialty area.

Pharmacist Job Market

Currently, the U.S. has 287,420 pharmacist jobs, and that number will grow by 14 percent by 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 14-percent figure is about average for all occupations. Three factors will contribute to growth in the profession: an aging population that requires more medication, increased incidence of chronic disease necessitating drug treatment, and the development of more and more new drugs. Hospitals and clinics will experience especially high demand for pharmacists, as they will need professionals to monitor patients' medications and handle duties like blood sugar and cholesterol testing.

Pharmacist Job Salary Information

Pharmacists made an average of $116,500 in 2013 according to the BLS. Those in the 90th percentile for earnings made $147,350, while those in the 10th percentile made $89,000. Pharmacists who work in general merchandise stores had the highest average salary, making $125,240, while those who work in electronic shopping and mail-order houses had the lowest average salary, making $111,820. The states with the highest-paying pharmacist jobs are Alaska ($133,030), California ($129,560), Maine ($127,520) and Vermont ($122,800).

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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 are unsurpassed in the industry. Provide clinical consultative services to patients a...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division Bishop, CA
Cross Country TravCorps has a great opportunity for a licensed Pharmacist in Bishop, CA! This position is in an General Pharmacist setting. Pharmacists who travel with Cross Country TravCorps enjoy the adventure of new cities and the rewards of an excellent benefits package that includes: Free, Private Housing Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescrip...
         Basic Function:          The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist works under the supervision of the Director of            The Pharmacy. He/she assists the Director with achieving department goals and          objectives regarding appropriate use of agents utilized to treat          hematology/oncology patients.           The Clinical Onco...
Bachelor's Degree Oversees the preparation and dispensing of medication, medication order verification , insures the monitoring of patient medication therapy. Acts as a resource for the provision of medication information for patients, physicians, nurses, and other healthcarre professionals. Identifies, recommends, resolves, and prevents meeication realted problems through intervention with the p...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division Braddock, PA
Company Description: Cross Country TravCorps' Allied Division places qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants in travel positions across the country. We work with acute-care and rehab hospitals, outpatient clinics, home care, schools and long-term care facilities and offer one of the best benefits packages in the industry. Job Description: Cross Country TravCorps has a great opportun...
Hartig Drug Dubuque, IA
Hartig Drug Company, a family owned drug store chain headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, has an immediate opportunity for a full time pharmacist/pharmacist-in-charge in our Dubuque, Iowa location. Hartig Drug Company has been providing pharmaceutical care to patients since 1904 and offers a great alternative in the practice of Pharmacy to what one typically finds with large national chains. Pharmac...
Halifax Health is seeking a Pharmacist for our Outpatient 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 l...
Hartig Drug Dubuque, IA
Hartig Drug Company, a family owned drug store chain headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, has an immediate opportunity for a full time pharmacist/pharmacist-in-charge in our Iowa City, Iowa location. Hartig Drug Company has been providing pharmaceutical care to patients since 1904 and offers a great alternative in the practice of Pharmacy to what one typically finds with large national chains. Pharm...
Hartig Drug Dubuque, IA
Hartig Drug Company, a family owned drug store chain headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, hasan immediate opportunity fora full timepharmacist/pharmacist-in-charge in our Iowa City, Iowa location. Hartig Drug Company has been providing pharmaceutical care to patients since 1904 and offers a great alternative in the practice of Pharmacy to what one typically finds with large national chains. Pharmacists...
Hartig Drug Dubuque, IA
Hartig Drug Company, a family owned drug store chain headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, hasan immediate opportunity fora full timepharmacist/pharmacist-in-charge in our Dubuque, Iowa location. Hartig Drug Company has been providing pharmaceutical care to patients since 1904 and offers a great alternative in the practice of Pharmacy to what one typically finds with large national chains. Pharmacists e...
Assumes a variety of clinical and distributive functions. The pharmacist will be responsible as a proactive health care team member, striving to identify, resolve and/or prevent potential and/or actual drug related problems. Minimum Education § Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science degree or PharmD. Minimum Work Experience § Previous experience as a registered pha...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division Tracy, CA
Cross Country TravCorps has a great opportunity for a licensed Pharmacist in Stockton, CA! This position is in an General Pharmacist setting. Pharmacists who travel with Cross Country TravCorps enjoy the adventure of new cities and the rewards of an excellent benefits package that includes: Free, Private Housing Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescr...
Bachelor's Degree Works with members of the health care team to provide safe and effective drug therapy. Serves as a drug information resource to pharmacy, nursing, and medical staffs as well as to patients. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and mercy standards. Minimum Qualifications Education: Minimum requirement of Bachelor of Science (BS) ...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division Louisville, KY
Company DescriptionCross Country TravCorps' Allied Division places qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants in travel positions across the country. We work with acute-care and rehab hospitals, outpatient clinics, home care, schools and long-term care facilities and offer one of the best benefits packages in the industry.Job DescriptionCross Country TravCorps has a great opportunity f...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division Columbus, OH
Company DescriptionCross Country TravCorps' Allied Division places qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants in travel positions across the country. We work with acute-care and rehab hospitals, outpatient clinics, home care, schools and long-term care facilities and offer one of the best benefits packages in the industry.Job DescriptionCross Country TravCorps has a great opportunity f...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division Alice, TX
Cross Country TravCorps has a great opportunity for a licensed Pharmacist in Alice, TX! This position is in an General Pharmacist setting. Pharmacists who travel with Cross Country TravCorps enjoy the adventure of new cities and the rewards of an excellent benefits package that includes: Free, Private Housing Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescript...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division Soledad, CA
Cross Country TravCorps has a great opportunity for a licensed Pharmacist in Salinas, CA! This position is in an General Pharmacist setting. Pharmacists who travel with Cross Country TravCorps enjoy the adventure of new cities and the rewards of an excellent benefits package that includes: Free, Private Housing Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescri...
Retail Staff Pharmacist is responsible for performing or supervising all duties associated with the provision of retail pharmacy services and for complying with all pharmacy laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to those retail pharmacy services. The pharmacist is responsible for identifying potential and existing drug related problems and taking appropriate actions to prevent or resolve adverse...
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation Indio, CA
Description : Under the auspices of the Director of Pharmacy, the staff pharmacist is responsible for assuring drug therapy needs. This individual establishes rapport with other departments as well as the medical staff and nursing services. He/she supervises department personnel in the absence of the Director or the Assistant Director. Qualifications : Individual must be a registered pharmaci...

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