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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764 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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QoL meds, a patient-focused practice that wants you to use your skills to have a true impact on patient care, is seeking a pharmacist to use all of their skills managing our outpatient pharmacy and interacting with physicians and patients inside a community mental health center in the Redford, MI area. Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited pharmacy program Must be registered and have state lic...
Clinical Pharmacist needed by a state-of-the-art, 275+ bed, acute care Hospital located in Central, CA. Summary of Duties: The Clinical Pharmacist provides quality patient care in relation to patient’s critical care diagnosis, prescribed treatment, age group and other identified needs. Provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to critical care patients to assure safe and effective drug therapy. R...
AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation! Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees? If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you! Founded in 1987, AI...
Responsibilities: This person principal responsibility will be to ensure that trade name candidates meet regulatory standards set forth by the FDA. This involves performing an in-depth analysis of issues related to prescribing and dispensing; including consulting on all aspects of drug information, from profile to packaging to trade-dress. Additional duties include consulting on surveys, meeting w...
Responsibilities: This person principal responsibility will be to ensure that trade name candidates meet regulatory standards set forth by the FDA. This involves performing an in-depth analysis of issues related to prescribing and dispensing; including consulting on all aspects of drug information, from profile to packaging to trade-dress. Additional duties include consulting on surveys, meeting w...
ASA Professionals, LLC “A Simple Approach” to Medical Recruiting Pharmacist job available with an innovative hospital. Must be EPIC certified! Great opportunity in Stuart, Florida An outstanding beach community 2 hours from Orlando, Florida and Miami, FL. Great

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flexible schedule. Superior benefits,...
ASA Professionals, LLC “A Simple Approach” to Medical Recruiting Pharmacist job available with an innovative hospital. Must be EPIC certified! Great opportunity in Stuart, Florida An outstanding beach community 2 hours from Orlando, Florida.

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flexible schedule. Superior benefits, very competitive co...
ASA Professionals, LLC “A Simple Approach” to Medical Recruiting Pharmacist job available with an innovative hospital. Must be EPIC certified! Great opportunity in Stuart, Florida An outstanding beach community 2 hours from Orlando, Florida and Miami, FL. Great

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flexible schedule. Superior benefits,...
ASA Professionals, LLC “A Simple Approach” to Medical Recruiting Pharmacist job available with an innovative hospital. Must be EPIC certified! Great opportunity in Stuart, Florida. (Sailfish capital of the world) An outstanding beach community 2 hours from Orlando, Florida and Miami, FL. Great

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flex...
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....
A Multi-Hospital Healthcare System based in Sacramento, California is seeking a Clinical Pharmacist to work in its Corporate Office. The Clinical Pharmacist will assist the Corporate Director of Pharmacy with implementation and management of clinical pharmacy programs and initiatives. The chosen candidate will develop clinical programs for implementation at the hospital and ambulatory settings, de...
AlixaRx is a national long-term care pharmacy organization that has both Full and Part-Time Closed Door Pharmacy opportunities immediately available. Our mission is to deliver pharmacy services for post-acute care medical settings that Restore Health, Improve Patient Outcomes and Provide Cost-Effective, Accessible Healthcare Solutions. AlixaRx has a new approach to pharmacy services that incorpora...
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...
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...
Location: Winston-Salem, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical p...
Location: Charlotte, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical perso...
Location: Charlotte, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical perso...
Location: Charlotte, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical perso...
Description Staff pharmacist will ensure the drug therapy needs of patients are met through participation in clinical pharmacy, drug distribution and administrative duties. In addition, they will provide drug related needs and drug information to other medical, nursing and allied health professionals. This per diem position works as needed. Qualifications Licensure: Valid North Carolina Pharmacy L...
Description Provides quality pharmaceutical services to hospital inpatients and outpatients. Qualifications Bachelor degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree Current Pharmacist license from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Automix, Clinitec, BAXA, Micromedix, AS400 Order Entry (if applicable), Worx (if applicable), Dino System (if applicable), PYXIS System (if applicable), knowledge of Sta...
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