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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy We are looking for an experienced infusion pharmaci...
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...
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 ...
Position reports to the Pharmacy Manager and assists with the management of pharmacy operations and staff for assigned department. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: - Assist in the successful operation of the department including maximizing gross margins, ensuring sales production, and controlling inventory and expenses. - Supervise the accurate and efficient f...
PHARMACIST NEEDED PHARMACIST NEEDED: Norristown based closed-door pharmacy is seeking part-time Pharmacist for a fast paced work environment. Qualified individuals will have closed-door pharmacy and long-term care pharmacy experience. Experience with FrameworkLTC software and TCGRx pillow packaging is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified applicants must be available dayli...
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...
Pharmacist Geisinger Lewistown Hospital A progressive, fully accredited community facility has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Inpatient Pharmacist. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy and PA registered. Our pharmacy uses a fully integrated hospital-wide computer system, provides full IV admixture services, pharmacokinetic monitoring, and staff clinical participation. We...
CompleteRx, a leader in hospital pharmacy management and consulting has an immediate need for a PRN Pharmacist to perform staffing and distribution activities at ouracute care hospital located near Knoxville, TN. As a Pharmacist for CompleteRx you will work with a group of professionals who perpetually work to improve processes that enhance patient care, manage risk, integrate technology and align...
CompleteRx is currently searching for a full-time Clinical Staff Pharmacist to join our active pharmacy department in Seaford, Delaware. The ideal candidate for our Clinical Staff Pharmacist position will possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and will have completed an ASHP Accredited Residency or have at least one year of hospital practice experience. The position will entail at least 25% Clinical...
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...
Pharmacist (hospital) Full time Qualifications: PharmD degree preferred. Must be licensed in the state of Tennessee. Minimum one drug distribution systems and pharmacotherapy concepts in order to resolve drug therapy year previous professional experience, hospital experience or completion of ASHP accredited residency preferred. Must have thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical related problems. Mus...
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....
Tracking Code 1882 Job Description Under supervision of Operations Manager, Pharmacy and Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, checks medication orders and enters them into the computer according to applicable professional standards. Furnishes information concerning medications and therapeutics to physicians and nurses. Maintains stock inventory and supplies. May provide instruction and direction to tec...
Description A Pharmacist is responsible for reviewing and assessing medication orders, contacting physicians, nurses and other caregivers to facilitate care, assessesing patient response to drug therapy and recommending changes or alternative therapy. Other responsibilities includecompounding and dispensing medication, providing drug related information, and supervising the work of support sta...
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 ha...
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 ha...
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...

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Pharmacist

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