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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Unit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM LOCAL CONTRACT 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 flexibili...
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 ...
Description PHARMACIST-CLINICAL Clinical pharmacists are responsible for the safe, accurate, and rational utilization of medications. These responsibilities encompass the procurement, distribution, monitoring, and destruction of medication. Clinical pharmacists have daily responsibility for the supervision of Pharmacy Technicians. Clinical Pharmacists specialized services include: advising physi...
Description Responsible for assuring that the drug therapy needs of the patients are met. Ensures the prompt and accurate delivery of medications to patients and supervises the work of supportive personnel. Reviews patient medication profiles for appropriateness of therapy. Performs clinical pharmaceutical interventions as assigned. Acts as a drug information resource person to patients, medical ...
Description Responsible for assuring that the drug therapy needs of the patients are met. Ensures the prompt and accurate delivery of medications to patients and supervises the work of supportive personnel. Reviews patient medication profiles for appropriateness of therapy. Performs clinical pharmaceutical interventions as assigned. Acts as a drug information resource person to patients, medical ...
Description 1. Prepares, dispenses, and monitors medication; interpreting physician orders correctly and in a timely manner. 2. Provides clinical services through participating in drug utilization and evaluation. Documents the intervention and outcome. Remains current with industry developments. 3. Clarifies questionable orders with physician. 4. Supervises and optimizes the workload of the ph...
Description Job Summary: Interpret and evaluate medication orders for patients of St. Christophers Hospital for Children and consult with necessary healthcare professionals as necessary to optimize drug pharmacotherapy. Routinely participate in patient care rounds and other pharmacy related projects. Support activities of pharmacists and technicians to assure accurate compounding and dispensing ...
DescriptionInterprets physician medication orders. Acts as drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals. Qualifications Current Pharmacist license in the State of Alabama or the ability to obtain required. Must maintain AL Board of Pharmacy Parenteral Certification. Previous e...
Description Dispenses all medications to patients including inpatient unit doses, intravenous admixtures, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, and outpatient prescriptions to assure patients get appropriate drugs in a timely manner. Oversees the filling of all stock requisitions to assure appropriate handling. Provides clinical pharmacy service including drug information, Drug Usage Evaluation data c...
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...
Company Confidential Tilton, NH, 03276
Pharmacist with current NH license needed. We offer: 1. Pleasant work environment and no retail stress 2. 16-32 hours a week with flexible schedule 3. No nights or weekends required with 6 major holidays off 4. PharmD preferred but not required. 50% of responsibility will be chart review/consulting. Please reply with your resume....
Requisition Number14234 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleDays, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays CitySalt Lake City StateUtah DepartmentUCC ISC 80A PHARMACY ADMIN- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this...
Requisition Number13752 Reg/TempTemporary Employment TypePart-Time ShiftTemporary Work ScheduleInpatient and Infusion staffing available 7 days a week CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentHCH IPC 60P PHARMACY- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education....
Company Confidential Peoria, AZ, 85345
. Job Description & Responsibilities: The candidate for this Compounding Pharmacist In Charge position MUST HAVE at least 1-2 years of experience compounding non-sterile topical pain creams or other items. They will supervise the activities of all employees as they relate to the practice of pharmacy, as well as manage the pharmacy and oversee all policies, procedures, standards and objectives fo...
Under general direction of the pharmacy manager of the facility interprets physicians’ prescriptions and compounds and dispenses medications within regulatory guidelines. Supervises the clinical activities of the pharmacy technicians. Consults and counsels ambulatory patients regarding the appropriate use of medications and potential drug interactions; handles complex problem resolution. This pos...
Direct Meds Inc, a company that operates multi number of pharmacies is seeking hardworking, honest, motivated Licensed Pharmacist for its first store in Lexington, Kentucky area. A valid Kentucky State Pharmacist License is a must; preferably 3 years’ experience in retail pharmacy or outpatient pharmacy. . Candidate Requirements: Must be passionate about providing patients with friendly and co...
Our client is currently seeking a Clinical Pharmacist in the San Antonio, TX area! Summary: Under general supervision of the Director of Clinical Pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for performing comprehensive and targeted Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in high risk patients to identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems. The Clinical Pharmacist is also respons...
Staff Pharmacists Due to tremendous company growth, PA’s largest independently owned LTC Pharmacy and the nations’ largest correctional provider needs full time staff pharmacists. Benefits include: Competitive Salary, Insurance, Vacation and 401K. Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans. Send Resume to: Diamond Drugs Inc. 645 Kolter Drive Indiana, ...
Position Type: PRN Shift: Varies Qualifications: Education: Bachelors in Pharmacy; PharmD preferred/Experience: Prior pharmacy or healthcare experience is desired; hospital pharmacy experience preferred/Required Licensure: Pharmacist Is responsible for medication needs of inpatients and outpatients. This includes dispensing activities as well as reviewing orders for appropriateness and complian...

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Pharmacist

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