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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $85,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $85,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy Great Mon-Fri day shift position ...
Description Responsible for assuring that the drug therapy needs of the patients are met. Ensures the prompt and accurate delivery of medications to patients and supervises the work of supportive personnel. Reviews patient medication profiles for appropriateness of therapy. Performs clinical pharmaceutical interventions as assigned. Acts as a drug information resource person to patients, medical ...
Description St. Mary's Medical Center is a 463-bed acute-care hospital with more than 1550 employees providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, oncology, pediatric, trauma and emergency services for every stage of life, from its very beginnings through every phase of childhood and adulthood. Our combination of advanced medical technologies, highly trained personnel, and compassionate commitment ha...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a Pharmacist in Overland Park, KS!!! This job will have the following responsibilities: Assist with network participation, care with specialty networks, providers and using your knowledge of pharmacy plan design. Recommend services for plan members utilizing alternatives available within the community and nationally. Identify potentially unnecessary servic...
Overview: DataStaff is currently seeking an experienced Part-time Clinical Pharmacist to join our team here in Raleigh, NC. This is a part time, long term contract - open ended position. DataStaff offers medical, dental, and vision coverage options as well as paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. As many of our projects are long-term, we also have a matching (4%) 401k program available for emp...
Company Confidential Port Arthur, TX, 77642
Pharmacist Good hours. Competitive pay and benefits. No nights or Sundays. High volume store, Please reply with resume or contact info to *****...
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...
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....
Job Description Clinical Pharmacist - Part-time - Variable Shift(Job Number:02873-5218) Work Location:United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule:Part-time Description Monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations to assure the appropriate and effective use of pharmaceuticals for patient care. Supervises technicians by allocating and coordinating work flow. Guides ...
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...
Pharmacist Needed! Sterling is a small independent, retail pharmacy. We have a need for a full time retail pharmacist in the great community of Rushford, MN. Position offers competitive pay, benefits, a positive work environment and favorable hours. Qualifications: Licensed Pharmacist in the State of MN. For consideration apply online at: www.thedrugstorewithmore.com...
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...
Position Description: Job Summary: This position is a dual position (50%:50%) with direct dispensing and patient care duties within Lumicera Health Services and PBM responsibilities within Navitus Health Solutions. Navitus: The Clinical Staff Pharmacist is responsible for providing the pharmacotherapy expertise for the pharmacy program by assisting with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Commi...
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...
A-Line Staffing is Looking for 2 Pharmacist's in the San Antonio, TX area. These Pharmacist will have a great opportunity to get in with a Big Time Pharmaceutical Company. The Pharmacist will work any 8 hour shift between 7a-7p Monday - Sunday. If you are interested in learning more about this Pharmacist Position then please contact Jared Petrill at 877-782-3334 or by Email at JPetrill@alinestaffi...
Memorial Hermann Katy seeks a Pharmacist to join the team for a varied shift. Individual must be willing to rotate weekends and holidays and rotate between day and evening shifts. Must be IV Certified. Position is responsible for filling and labeling prescriptions, providing drug-related information to patients, hospital employees and medical staff, and supervising the activities of pharmacy tech...
Description: Are you ready for your next challenge? Discover it here at OptumRx and help us reinvent the health system. As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, you'll be working in a professional culture where you can use your talent and our resources to make an impact on a huge scale. When you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in a...
Job Description Excellent opportunity... Schedule: M-F 8 hour shift worked between the hours of 7 AM- 8PM NO WEEKENDS, NO HOLIDAYS, NO OVERNIGHT SHIFT Fortune 25 company, Top Employer to work for in St Louis. LEADING SPECIALTY PHARMACY Must Be Licensed in MO Position Summary Review and interpret prescription information as entered by the data entry pharmacy technicians to ensure all prescr...

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