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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755 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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AlixaRx is a national long-term care pharmacy organization that has both Full and Part-Time Closed Door Pharmacy opportunities immediately available. Our mission is to deliver pharmacy services for post-acute care medical settings that Restore Health, Improve Patient Outcomes and Provide Cost-Effective, Accessible Healthcare Solutions. AlixaRx has a new approach to pharmacy services that incorpora...
Location: Winston-Salem, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical p...
Location: Charlotte, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical perso...
Location: Charlotte, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical perso...
Location: Charlotte, NC Job Summary: The employee's Number One Job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. Interprets medication orders, monitors therapy, dispenses and supervises all activities of technical perso...
Description Staff pharmacist will ensure the drug therapy needs of patients are met through participation in clinical pharmacy, drug distribution and administrative duties. In addition, they will provide drug related needs and drug information to other medical, nursing and allied health professionals. This per diem position works as needed. Qualifications Licensure: Valid North Carolina Pharmacy L...
Description Provides quality pharmaceutical services to hospital inpatients and outpatients. Qualifications Bachelor degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree Current Pharmacist license from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Automix, Clinitec, BAXA, Micromedix, AS400 Order Entry (if applicable), Worx (if applicable), Dino System (if applicable), PYXIS System (if applicable), knowledge of Sta...
Immediate Openings: Asereth Medical Services has various positions, various hospital locations in Northern California. 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. We look for pharmacists who are organized, dedicated, and have excellent patient care skills....
Full Time Staff Pharmacist New York State Psychiatric Institute New York, NY Position works Monday-Friday 9-5. No evenings or weekends (possible emergency weekend on-call) The New York State Psychiatric Institute offers a wide range of clinical services, for individuals with schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, and other conditions. Most treatment occurs...
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 posi...
Duties Support clinical program managers on operation and development of pharmacy clinical management programs using both traditional utilization management (e.g., step therapy, therapy over time, prior authorization) and consumer oriented (e.g., education and i. Skills ".The Pharmacist guides the delivery of clinical and coaching services as it relates to pharmacology. These responsibilities may...
Pharmcare USA in Durant, Oklahoma has an immediate opening for a Pharmacy Manager (PIC). We are a closed-door long term care pharmacy that has been serving the surrounding area for over ten years. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience as a staff pharmacist, currently licensed in Oklahoma and Texas. Some experience supervising people in a lead or PIC position is preferred. We...
Job Purpose: Busy retail pharmacy looking for a highly motivated and energetic NYS registered pharmacist. Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. * Dispenses medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals. * Controls medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions. * Completes phar...
- Registered Pharmacist - RPH - Prior Authorizations- Pharm. D - Mail Order Division - Call Center - A specialty mail-order pharmacy in Phoenix, AZ is seeking a Pharmacist for a temp to possible direct hire position. The Pharmacist provides one-on-one phone based consultations with patients. The pharmacist will consult with the patient to identify, resolve and prevent medication related problems....
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....
-Looking for a compounding and retail pharmacist for a new compounding pharmacy in Maryland. Competitive salary with significant bonus opportunity. 9-5 (m-fri). Compounding experience required....
The Operations Pharmacist is responsible for complete and accurate processing of prescription orders in regards to unique packaging and Medication Administration Records. The ideal pharmacist candidate must successfully work independently as well as in a group setting. The pharmacist is willing to contribute to the growth and success of a unique closed door, long-term care pharmacy that serves a d...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 2 Pharmacists in Phoenix, Arizona! This Pharmacist Position will be any 8 hour shift Monday - Friday between 5a - 7p (Looking for Flexibility). This Pharmacist position will be compensated between $45 - 50 Per hour. This Pharmacist opportunity is a great chance to get into a big time company. If you are interested in learning more about this position then please cont...
We are a rapidly growing retail pharmacy seeking a team-oriented Registered Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians to direct pharmacy operations and services; provide pharmaceutical information and therapies to patients; keep health professionals informed and direct and train staff pharmacists and technicians. Pay structure for this supervisor-level position includes generous compensation and bonus....
PCA Choice Pharmacy is looking for a full time 3rd shift pharmacist to join our long term care team to work 7-on, 7-off. Candidate must be a friendly and customer service oriented person who works well independently and as part of a team. Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced and changing environment is required. Ability to work and communicate wel...
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