Pharmacist Employment Information
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.
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.
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
Pharmacist Position Available The Sarasota Manatee Jewish Housing Council, Inc. is presently seeking an enthusiastic, experienced, self-motivated pharmacist to join a team whooffers a continuum of care to our residents. Our organization is interested in a recent experienced community pharmacist (proven ability for a start-up) to manage our new pharmacy operation. The successful candidate will demo...
Description The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist is responsible for developing Pharmaceutical Care Services in the hospital and associated ambulatory services. The emphasis of the position will focus on the identified service (Cardiology Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Trauma / Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Solid-Organ Transplant, and Emergency Medicine). The posit...
Interested in joining our team? We currently have an opening for a Clinical Pharmacist for our York, PA Branch Location. Candidates with Hospital, retail and current infusion pharmacists are encouraged to apply as well as newly licensed pharmacists. Excellent Monday – Friday 9-5 work schedule, competitive salary with benefits including 401k with a match, paid vacation and major holidays. Intereste...
Description Atlanta Medical Center comprises of 2 acute care hospital campuses with a total of 762 beds, Atlanta Medical Center Main and Atlanta Medical Center South. Together, Atlanta Medical Center is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia. We are an organization that has a Culture of Caring. If you are in your profession because you care about your patients, you care about quality,...
Staff Pharmacist-Per Diem Sierra Tucson Hospital Tucson, AZ Weekends! Every other weekend, Sa and Sun, 9:00am-7:30pm. About the Hospital: Established in 1983, and dually licensed as both a Special Hospital and Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson is one of the region's top-ranking hospitals, and the #1 psychiatric facility in Tucson, Arizona. ( U.S. News & World Report - A...
Alameda Hospital 2070 Clinton Ave. - Alameda, CA 94501 - www.alamedahospital.org A community hospital…and more For generations, Alamedans have found friendly, familiar faces and dedicated medical attention at their local hospital. Now, more and more individuals throughout the East Bay are turning to Alameda Hospital for quality care, close to home. Alameda Hospital has a history of offering a prog...
STAFF PHARMACIST-PRN Banner Lassen Medical Center/Susanville, CA As Needed 0-40 hours per week. Hospital Day shift 7am - 3:30 pm (M-F) Weekends(as needed) Competitive pay rate. Banner Lassen Medical Center is a 25 bed not-for-profit hospital located in Susanville, California and operated by Banner Health. BLMC provides 24/7 emergency care, general medical and surgical services, cancer care, ICU, m...
We are seeking a full-time Staff Pharmacist to work at the state-of-the-art hospital pharmacy. Performance of professional functions generally associated with the practice of pharmacy in the institutional setting. May provide services to patients of all ages. Job Requirements- Bachelor of Science Degree/Pharm.D in Pharmacy with current Vermont registration. One year experience or internship in Hos...
Clinical Pharmacist needed for Pediatric care Hospital in WashingtonState is looking for candidates for a Clinical Day Shift Pharmacist. The ideal candidate must be a PharmD. PGY-1 residency training in Pediatrics is preferred or at least one plus years experience with pediatrics. This position requires strong clinical skills. Job duties will be split 50/50 between clinical activity and dispensing...
HC913225: Supreme Pharmacy North Houston, TX See Below to Apply Supreme Pharmacy has immediate openings for Pharmacist In Charge for our pharmacy. Full-Time positions available. Flexible Hours & Great Pay! Fax Resume to (732) 377-8623 or email *****...
PHARMACIST The Tomayko Group, LLC (TTG Isotopes) has FT/PT career opportunities for Nuclear Pharmacists. We are seeking authorized nuclear pharmacists who are licensed in the state of PA. Out of state authorized nuclear pharmacists, new grads and PA licensed pharmacist without ANP status will be considered. BSPh or PharmD required. Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills are necessary...
AMARILLO VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 6010 Amarillo Blvd. West Amarillo, TX 79106 We offer a secure and stable work environment Make a difference in the lives of America's Heros! We are currently recruiting for: * Pharmacist Salary Range - $110,499 - $128,580 * Occupational Therapist * Social Worker - Mental Health Salary Range - $47,448 - $89,450 * Registered Respiratory Therapist Salary Range - $42,960...
*TOP JOB* PHARMACIST Pharmacist to fill a full time position & cover a seven on, seven off midnight shift. Candidate must possess a BS or Pharm D Degree in Pharmacy with a valid WV & OH License. Prior hospital experience is preferred. Must have excellent communication skills & be able to participate in clinical activities, including, but not limited to, drug dosing, antibiotic selection & vaccine...
Staff Pharmacist - On-Call 7a-5:30p; variable days; Responsible for providing medications and other pharmaceuticals as needed for patient care in the acute hospital, home health and hospice departments, and clinics according to professional standards and practices. Consults with medical, nursing, and other health care professionals concerning medication therapy. Graduate of accredited college of p...
HCC Pharmacy Staffing is seeking well qualified Florida Pharmacists for consideration for full-time opportunities, Direct Hire, with an established specialty compounding pharmacy in the Ocala - Gainesville, Florida area. Pharmacy will provide on site USP795/USP797 compounding training. The ideal candidate should have two (2) or more years experience as a Registered Pharmacist. Previous experience...
GENERAL: In conjunction with Pharmacist-in-Charge supervise staff manage production workflow and staff scheduling in adherence with and company policies and procedures. Supervises compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians’ preparation of sterile intravenous admixture solutions procurement and shipping of admixture...
Position: Pharmacist Location: Tripler Army Medical Center – Honolulu, Hawaii Contact: Email resumes to: ***** QUALIFICATIONS. · Must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree awarded from a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). · Must possess an active, valid, and unrestricted pharmacist license from any U.S. state, the District...
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Staff Pharmacist - St Stephen, NB Magnus is a North American leader in Pharmacy Recruitment. We have been retained by our client to identify a highly qualified Pharmacist in St Stephen, NB. We are looking for a self motivated team player who has strong leadership skills, is proficient in oral communication; is task oriented and who thrives on working with others. Responsibilities The Pharmacist is...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 3 Pharmacists over in Phoenix, Arizona. These Pharmacist's will be working Monday - Friday with any 8 hour shift between 7am - 5:30pm. These Pharmacist's will be compensated at $48 - 50 per hour. These Pharmacist's will have a great opportunity to get in with a Big Time Pharmaceutical Company. If you are interested in learning more about this position please contact...
Job Overview: An Albertsons/SavOn Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws a...
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$82,000.00 - $135,890.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacist
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Education / Training
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Completes pharmacy objectives by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Develops hospital staff's pharmacological knowledge by participating in clinical programs; training pharmacy staff, students, interns, externs, residents, and health care professionals.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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