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

730 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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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 Pharmacy degree, licensure by Texas State Board of Pharmacy, and three (3) years pharmacy experience required. Job Duties Manages operations of pharmacy, inc...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II - RxE 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 Health System Phar...
PHARMACIST: F/T; Review and interpret medication orders and prepare and dispense medications to patients, following the prescription orders; Pharm.D. and Cal. Pharm. License Req'd; Resume: Beverly Plaza Pharmacy at 101 E. Beverly Bl. #101, Montebello, CA 90640...
CMH is looking for exceptional people who know Healthcare professionals have a unique privilege to affect lives for the better every day. PHARMACIST Interprets physician prescriptions and medication orders. Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for pa...
Pharmacist Wylie Pharmacy Wylie, TX Wylie Pharmacy LLC DBA Wylie Pharmacy seeks exp'd Bach/equiv. as Pharmacist (WP14): prescription verification and dispensing medications, administration and storage of pharmaceuticals and supplies. Must be a registered Pharmacist in the State of Texas for at least 5 years. Resumes: 430 State Hwy 78, Ste 160, Wylie, TX 75098. Ref. Job ID: WP14. The Dallas Morning...
PHARMACIST Full-time or part-time. Responsibilities include providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution, clinical services, and teaching. Graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy and licensure as a registered pharmacist in the state of South Dakota required. Three to five years of hospital pharmacy experience is desirable. Must possess strong interpersonal...
Description SUMMARY: Staff pharmacists monitor patient drug therapies including choice of drug, drug dosage, frequency, avoiding drug interactions, and drug allergies. Provide drug information to physicians and nurses, dose drugs under protocol, and fill orders for oral and injectable medications. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essentia...
Be a Pharmacist in the Air National Guard Job Summary When you’re working with potentially dangerous drugs and medicines, precise action and attention to detail is key. It’s the job of a Pharmacist to plan, organize, staff, and direct the pharmacy department according to established policies and procedures. In this role, you’ll screen prescriptions and doctor’s orders for accuracy, prevent overdos...
Dwight David Eisenhower Army Regional Medical Center is seeking qualified Nuclear Pharmacist. Come Join Our Team! Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center is seeking a qualified Nuclear Pharmacist (RPH, NPH, AU) to work in our Nuclear Medicine Clinic Send your resume, licenses, certifications and an official transcript to Requirements are: current Pharmacy License from any state, BLS certificat...
Bronx, 10459
Pharmacist. Bronx, NY. Dispense medications following prescriptions issued by an authorized medical practitioner. Perform or oversee performance of packaging, labeling, measuring, compounding, storing, charging & recording meds used in patient care. Revw prescriptions for appropriateness of therapy to determine ingreds needed & to ensure correct dosage. Advise patients & care providers of potentia...
Company Confidential LIVE OAK, CA, 95953
Pharmacist Position in Live Oak & Oroville Competitive wages. Fax CV to: 695-5104 or email: ***** ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
Company Confidential Tampa, FL, 33634
Pharmacist Headquartered in Tampa, Florida we are a privately held national specialty pharmacy focusing on patient specific preparations. We work with physicians, healthcare pharmacy managers, drug manufacturers and universities to create new pharmacological approaches using the latest technology. In addition to the ongoing development of new solutions for healthcare needs, the diverse products an...
Summary of Job Duties The Pharmacist, under general supervision, assists the Pharmacy Director in the operation of the Pharmacy Department. Provides consultant services to the medical and nursing staff. Within the area of delegated duties/responsibilities and in accordance with hospital and departmental policies, coordinates the operation of the pharmacy department on a daily basis. Staff pharmaci...
Family Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Twin Falls, Idaho is seeking a Clinical Pharmacist to manage our new pharmacy. This position is responsible for the operation of the clinic pharmacy department in accordance with the goals and objectives of Family Health Services and within the framework of the professional standards of care and legal requirements. Qualified candidates...
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

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