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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JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II - Temp 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 Pha...
Florida Hospital for Children Profile Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida Hospital has offered one of the most comprehensive children’s health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and phy...
Facility Profile Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,286-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of eight hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for the past 10 years. It serves as a community hospital...
Pharmacist Kern Health Systems is the largest health plan in Kern County serving over 160,000 local members. KHS is committed to providing quality health care to our members. Located in Bakersfield, California, we are nested in Central California where you greet each day with a smile. KHS also cares for our community and it is important to us as an organization to hold high standards when it comes...
Description Provides Pharmacy distribution and clinical services in accordance with Policies and Procedures established by the health-system in the practice of pharmaceutical care.Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. Qualifications BS Pharmacy Current license in the State of Florida as a Registered Pharmacist.3-5 years as a Hospital Pharmacist....
Immediate Openings: Asereth Medical Services has various positions, various retail locations in Northern California. Interested candidates should call 800-273-7384 and email your resume to *****. We are dedicated to our patients and employees. Our pharmacists take a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and focus on clinical initiatives, to optimize positive patient outcomes....
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Best Med Panhandle in Amarillo is looking for a Full Time Pharmacist and a Full Time Certified Pharmacy Tech. Email resume to: *****...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist STATUS:Exempt REPORTS TO: Pharmacist In Charge GENERAL: In conjunction with Managers supervise staff manage workflow and production and staff scheduling in adherence with company policies and procedures. Supervise compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians? preparation of sterile intravenous a...
Description: As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans is currently seeking a Cli...
Description: As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans is currently seeking a Cli...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies, Pharmacist Position: Please note: This position is in Oklahoma City. Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. * Dispenses medications by compounding, packagi...
Iowa licensed pharmacist wanted for LTC pharmacy in SC. Day hours. PT to FT possible. Every 4th Saturday. 1 or 2 holidays per year. Looking for a positive individual who embraces technology and would like a great work schedule. Benefits package available. Please send resumes to ***** ....
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....
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....
POSITION GOAL: The Job Description for the Staff Pharmacist provides criteria for evaluation of the Registered Pharmacist working in the Staff Pharmacist position. The Registered Pharmacist cares for patients in the age ranges as listed: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: E1. Responsible for directing, coordinating, checking, mixing, and the timely...
Life-changers work here CareFusion Life-changers find innovative ways to improve our customers' ability to provide healthcare to their patients. One way is our search for bold and inspired employees across the globe. Are you ready to change lives? Join our 17,000 employees to help clinicians solve some of healthcare's most critical challenges. Meet one of our Life-changers. http://www.youtube.com/...
Company Confidential Largo, FL
Full time position available for compounding pharmacist in Largo Fl. Must have experience in both sterile and non-sterile compounding. Knowledge of basic principals, theories and law, and policies and procedures of compounding is required....
Clinical Staff Pharmacist - 7 days on, 7 days off night shift - St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton WI - 14000OM Description Ministry Health Care/Affinity Health Care is a dynamic healthcare system that includes 15 hospitals and comprehensive home care services throughout Central/Northern/Eastern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our values driven system, centered on patient care and patient outcomes includes...
Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital and Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital - 140016N Description Ministry Health Care is a dynamic healthcare system that includes 15 hospitals and comprehensive home care services throughout Central/Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. As a pharmacist in our system you will have resources and connectivity in a team oriented environment with...
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Pharmacist

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Doctorate
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