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
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...
Job Overview: An Albertsons SavOn Pharmacy 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 sta...
Summary of Essential Job Duties: Critical care clinical pharmacists provide both clinical and distributive services to patients. Pharmacist duties are: round with medical staff, provide drug dosing services using the hospital Per Pharmacy Protocol policy and write chart notes, review all patient profiles, assess all new medication orders for appropriateness, verify computerized prescriber order en...
Medication Safety Officer Department: Pharmacy Summary of Duties The Medication Safety Officer will be responsible for assisting the Pharmacy Director in the area of patient safety, specifically as it pertains to medication safety. Recognizing that medication management involves multiple services and disciplines, while located within the Department of Pharmacy, the Medication Safety Officer will c...
Immediate need for a Pharmacist in Honolulu, HI for an acute care facility. Very high pay Active HI license and BLS from American Heart Association only! Description: Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, supplies, medications, and large and small volume parenterals either directly or by supervising their preparation. Provides information concerning medications to other health professionals. Mo...
Opening for a clinical pharmacist specializing in pain management. Hospital is opening up a new pain management program that will be cutting edge. Looking for a pharmacist that also has a DEA license. Please forward your resume if interested. For any questions please call Kerry O'Brien in the HR department at 661-373-3992...
This position is a night shift Compounding Pharmacist position. You will be responsible for providing leadership to the pharmacy team, including pharmacy technicians. This position will be doing 797 compounding in a 35 hood facility with the assistance of robotic pharmacy. NO WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS. Must have or be able to attain the Tennessee Pharmacy License. Minimum of 2 years experience in any a...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Pharmacist In Charge Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Posted 12/6/2013 Frank Molina is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Frank Apply Job Details Pharmacist In Charge PIC Infusion Pharmacy RPH Mon-Fri PIC Supervising Pharmacist Great Mon-Fri day shift PIC position for a...
PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is the second largest institutional pharmacy company in America. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacie...
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Wexford Health Sources Full-Time Clinical Pharmacist Greentree, PA Wexford Health Sources, the nation's leading innovative correctional health care company, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise a...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 3 Pharmacist's over in Phoenix, Arizona. These Pharmacist's will be working Monday - Friday any 8 hour shift between 7:00a-5:30p. These Pharmacist's will be compensated anywhere from $47.00 - 50.00 per hour depending on Experience. These Pharmacist's have a great opportunity to get in with a Big Time Company! If you are interested in learning more about this position...
Come join our cutting edge Integrated Healthcare Team located in a brand-new 54,000 square foot state-of-the-art health center! The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Pharmacist to provide assistance to the pharmacy supervisor with all tasks related to pharmacy operations and to meet the pharmaceutical needs of the entire staff. This position is located at 2100 Broadway, Denver, and repor...
RexMed is an independent, community based pharmacy serving its patient for over 35 years. We are looking for a part time pharmacist who will help us take excellent care of our patients by providing fast, friendly service, consultations and advice. We are seeking a candidate as follows: ·Pharmacy license from the State Board of California, in good standing ·Prioritize, organize and maintain daily w...
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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
Advises customers on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment, and health-care supplies.
Protects patients and technicians by adhering to infection-control protocols.
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