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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A-Line Staffing is in need of 42 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO on December 8th! These positions will be Monday - Friday 40hrs a week. All of the positions are located in SAN ANTONIO, TX. We are looking for pharmacists that are comfortable working in an office environment. Positions are compensating great and growth opportunities are available. If you or someone you may know of is looking fo...
OnePoint Patient Care is one of the pioneers in the hospice industry. Specializing in providing hospice pharmacy services since the Medicare benefit started in the 1980s, OnePoint Patient Care has grown to become one of the leading hospice pharmacies in the country. Our commitment to quality and superior service is unsurpassed in the industry. Transcribe, verify, and fill prescription orders. Pr...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy We are looking for an experienced infusion pharmaci...
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 ...
Unit: Pharmacy Flexible Per Diem RN Jobs 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 nurse with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no f...
Target Corp. Pikesville, MD
Executive Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)-Pikesville, MD( Job Number: PHA0008WQ) JOIN USAS AN EXECUTIVE PHARMACIST (FULL TIME) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As an Executive Pharmacist, you'll take the lead as you… Become a trusted health care resource to Ta...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed acute tertiary care teaching hospital in Los Angeles, California. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides 24-hour services to all patient care areas. The department consists of decentralized satellite pharmacies, a drug use policy center, central hospital pharmacy, 2 outpatient cancer centers and 4 outpatient pharmacies. The following technology and s...
Oncology Pharmacist We are looking for highly motivated individuals interested in providing comprehensive direct patient care to leukemia, lymphoma, BMT, and other cancer patients. You will be responsible for management of adult patients, including: therapeutic drug monitoring; approved pharmacy managed protocols; review of chemotherapy orders for accuracy and completion; and provision of drug inf...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II 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 Pharm...
Elevating patient care to an art requires the concerted skills, dedication and passion of people in every discipline. At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, our pharmacists are vital members of the total patient care team. Their expertise is critical to achieving the exceptional patient care for which we are known and trusted. Our world-class Pharmacy Department includes six satellite pharmacies, the Dru...
To provide patient-focused pharmacy services including monitoring of therapy, interventions, basic pharmacokinetics, education and medication distribution. To support the mission, activities and programs of the division, department and the Hospital. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Posting Salary Minimum 91...
UAB Health System Birmingham, AL
To provide patient-focused pharmacy services including monitoring of therapy, interventions, basic pharmacokinetics, education and medication distribution. To support the mission, activities and programs of the division, department and the Hospital. Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement....
Cardinal Health , Inc. Hackensack, NJ
Description JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II 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...
Express Scripts Liberty Lake, WA
ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ran...
Express Scripts Dublin, OH
Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the "Most...
University of Cincinnati Health Cincinnati, OH, 45201
Knowledge and Skills: Education: PharmD or BS in pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy. Years of Experience: Hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. Licenses and Certifications: A current pharmacy state license in the state of practice. UC Medical Center - 234 Goodman Street - Cincinnati, OH...
Position Summary Provide clinical support and oversight for all utilization management (UM) activities. Responsible for finalizing all denials of clinical prior authorization override requests and overseeing the appeals and reconsideration processes. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide clinical support for the Prior Authorization department and for utilization management activities. This includes the ...
Date: 11/14/2014 Location: Pikesville, MD Job Number: PHA0008WQ Job Description - Executive Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)-Pikesville, MD (PHA0008WQ) Job Description Executive Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)-Pikesville, MD ( Job Number: PHA0008WQ ) JOIN US AS AN EXECUTIVE PHARMACIST (FULL TIME) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist Use your skills, experience and...
Scottsdale Healthcare Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
The Pharmacist oversees the daily activities of the medication use process, provides comprehensive contemporary pharmacy services and performs the duties of a registered pharmacist as defined by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy and Scottsdale Healthcare. This position is required to promptly report medication incidents and adverse drug reactions through established channels. The successful cand...

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Pharmacist

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