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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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...
Title/Unit: Clinical Pharmacist / ER Shift: Full-time, Variable Shift Facility Description: JFK Medical Center has evolved into a 460-bed acute care medical/surgical facility and healthcare complex specializing in cardiovascular care, neuroscience, oncology services, orthopedics and bariatrics. JFK Medical Center is also a teaching facility for medical residents. Our level of service and team...
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...
People want to be treated like individuals. At Cigna, we get that. That’s why we embrace and encourage peoples’ uniqueness, helping to give them the strength and confidence to show the world who they really are. The coverage, expertise and services we provide are at the very core of how we help people achieve their full potential – and ultimately, improve their health, well-being and sense of secu...
People want to be treated like individuals. At Cigna, we get that. That’s why we embrace and encourage peoples’ uniqueness, helping to give them the strength and confidence to show the world who they really are. The coverage, expertise and services we provide are at the very core of how we help people achieve their full potential – and ultimately, improve their health, well-being and sense of secu...
Category : Pharmacy Location/City : GA - Valdosta Id : 9728 PruittHealth and United Pharmacy Services of Valdosta is seeking an experienced Staff Pharmacist to join our dedicated team of Long Term Care Dispensing Pharmacists in our Award Winning Pharmacy professionals in Valdosta, GA! We offer Top-Tier Compensation and Benefits: 401K Profit Sharing Career Advancement Opportunities with a we...
Cardinal Health Marlborough, MA
Description JOB TITLE: Pharmacist III 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 Healt...
Rutland Regional Medical Center Rutland, VT, 05701
72 hours per two week pay period. 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 § Previ...
Adventist Health System Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Staff Pharmacist shall support the mission of the department, hospital, and health-system by preventing, identifying and resolving drug related problems to assure patients safety, improve patients satisfaction, optimize patients outcome and minimize cost. Works in the main Pharmacy, as well as in patient care areas. Will perform all functions of a registered pharmacist i...
Vibra Healthcare Inc. Mandan, ND, 58554
At Vibra Healthcare, we're on a first name basis. Our managers greet you by your first name and know why you’re passionate about healthcare. Throughout your day, you collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to create a course of recovery for the patient you know so well. Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas is seeking a Pharmacist to join our team. This is a Per Diem position . Key job responsibi...
DescriptionInterprets physician medication orders. Acts as drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals. Is responsible for drug distribution,BS in Pharmacy or PharmD.-Must have Pharmacy license....
DescriptionInterprets physician medication orders. Acts as drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals. Qualifications Current Pharmacist license in the State of Alabama or the ability to obtain required. Must maintain AL Board of Pharmacy Parenteral Certification. Previous e...
CompleteRx, a leader in hospital pharmacy management and consulting has an immediate need for a PRN Pharmacist to perform staffing and distribution activities at ouracute care hospital located near Knoxville, TN. As a Pharmacist for CompleteRx you will work with a group of professionals who perpetually work to improve processes that enhance patient care, manage risk, integrate technology and align...
Job Overview: This position is accountable for supporting Pharmacy clinical management. The responsibilities include assisting in formulary management, medication therapy management, utilization management, research and collaboration with disease management and medical management. Major Responsibilities: Supports the pharmacy formulary management program, medication therapy management program, ...
Duties (included but not limited to): Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriat...
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is currently searching for a full-time Clinical Staff Pharmacist to join our active pharmacy department in Seaford Delaware. The ideal candidate for our Clinical Staff Pharmacist position will possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and will have completed an ASHP Accredited Residency or have at least one year of hospital practice experience. The position will entail at le...
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....
Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...

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Pharmacist

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