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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743 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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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...
Description: Program Development! MTM! Irvine! 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) Monday - Friday, Business Hours...
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

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flexible schedule. Superior benefits,...
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.

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flexible schedule. Superior benefits, very competitive co...
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

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flexible schedule. Superior benefits,...
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. (Sailfish capital of the world) An outstanding beach community 2 hours from Orlando, Florida and Miami, FL. Great

 Permanent position. Permanent, Full-time position. Opportunity for growth within the organization. Flex...
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....
A Multi-Hospital Healthcare System based in Sacramento, California is seeking a Clinical Pharmacist to work in its Corporate Office. The Clinical Pharmacist will assist the Corporate Director of Pharmacy with implementation and management of clinical pharmacy programs and initiatives. The chosen candidate will develop clinical programs for implementation at the hospital and ambulatory settings, de...
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