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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818 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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Pharmacist (Philadelphia, PA): prepare compounds/dispense meds; oversee the pharmacy department; comply with all regs. Master’s deg (or foreign equiv.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmacy, or rel + knowledge of pharmacy dosage formulation/dispensing, and inventory mgmt./analysis. In lieu of a Master’s degree (or its equi.), the Emp. will accept Bachelor’s deg. (or equi.) in Pharmacology & Toxic...
Overland Park, 66215
Overland Park Regional Medical Center - Overland Park, KS Clinical Pharmacist Overland Park Regional Medical Center is one of the premiere medical facilities in Johnson County. The hospital is a licensed 343-bed facility offering acute and outpatient medical care services to the Overland Park community and the surrounding areas since December of 1978. The hospital campus features four medical offi...
Our client, a New York City based teaching hospital is looking for a Clinical Pharmacist to work exclusively in the Operating Room. This individual will work collaboratively with the medical staff and other clinicians in caring for a very specific patient population with varying degrees of medical complexity. The ideal candidate will have a Pharm.D. along with experience as a clinical pharmacist i...
The Sutter West Bay Region supports our affiliated hospitals, medical foundations and private practices to function as one team - all working together as an integrated delivery system spanning from Lakeport to San Francisco, sharing best practices and delivering better value to our patients. The 7 acute care hospitals that make up the Sutter West Bay Region are as follows: California Pacific Medic...
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...
Job Overview: An Albertsons 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 as well...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30338
Long Term Care Pharmacy seeks Pharmacist. Open 9 to 7 weekdays, 10 to 3 Saturday. Also have a night shift from 5 PM to 1 AM 4 or 5 nights a month. Would require working some Saturday's and some night shifts. Opportunity for emergencies if desired. 2 Pharmacist on duty during normal business hours. Competitive pay and benefits. Well qualified Techs. We need someone with a pleasant personality and e...
Pharmacist - Full-time Dispenses prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs on orders of medical providers based on local, state and federal pharmaceutical regulations. Compounds medications, using standard formulas and processes such as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients. Directs pharmacy workers engaged in mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals. Answers questions and provides inf...
The Clinical Informatics Pharmacist (CI Pharmacist) is an expert in human factors, patient safety, and the use of technology to optimize care delivery processes and effectively communicate patient care activity. The CI Pharmacist specializes in the medication process, from ordering to administration, and is responsible for effective process design, development, and implementation of the Electronic...
We have a facility looking for an experienced pharmacist for their Oncology research Clinical/Staff Pharmacist position. They prefer at least 2 year of recent Oncology experience. Pharm D preferred. Must be licensed in this state or eligible. Salary DOE. Not the right job for you? Still contact us and let us know your select specialty or geographic area of interest. We have access to hundreds of j...
We have a facility looking for an experienced pharmacist for their Oncology Research Clinical/Staff Pharmacist position. They prefer at least 2 year of recent Oncology research experience. Pharm D preferred. Must be licensed in this state or eligible. Salary DOE. Not the right job for you? Still contact us and let us know your select specialty or geographic area of interest. We have access to hund...
We have a facility looking for an experienced pharmacist for their Infectious Disease position. They require at least 2 years of recent Infectious Disease clinical experience . Pharm D and residency preferred. Board certification a big plus. Salary DOE. Not the right job for you? Still contact us and let us know your select specialty or geographic area of interest. We have access to hundreds of jo...
Description St. Mary's Medical Center is a 463-bed acute-care hospital with more than 1550 employees providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, oncology, pediatric, trauma and emergency services for every stage of life, from its very beginnings through every phase of childhood and adulthood. Our combination of advanced medical technologies, highly trained personnel, and compassionate commitment has...
3-6 month contract. Possible extension or contract to hire. Immediate interviews, immediate start! Required Skills and Experience: One to three years' experience as a Certified Willow Pharmacist Registered Pharmacist with degree from accredited school or university Familiarity with medication workflows in a university/research setting Strong communication skills with clinicians, operational manage...
Description Staff Pharmacist provides quality pharmaceutical services to hospital inpatients and to a very limited extent to hospital outpatients. Qualifications College Level: Bachelors High School Education/GED Registration in the State of Texas Automix, Clinitec, Micromedix, AS400 Order Entry (if applicable), Digimedics (if applicable), Dino System (if applicable), PYXIS System (if applicable),...
Description Staff Pharmacist provides quality pharmaceutical services to hospital inpatients and to a very limited extent to hospital outpatients. Qualifications College Level: Bachelors High School Education/GED Registration in the State of Texas Automix, Clinitec, Micromedix, AS400 Order Entry (if applicable), Digimedics (if applicable), Dino System (if applicable), PYXIS System (if applicable),...
Description Responsible for safe, accurate, and rational distribution and utilization of pharmaceutical agents to patients of all ages. Carried out in accordance with all State and Federal laws, JCAHO Standards, and hospital or departmental policies and procedures. Current licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of South Carolina. One year of hospital pharmacy experience in unit dose and...
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...
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....
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Pharmacist

Salaries

$82,000.00 - $137,700.00
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Education / Training

Doctorate
45.9%
Bachelor's
30.4%
Professional
15.5%
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