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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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 Benkelman, NE
Tired of working nights, weekends and holidays? Come practice your profession in a rural setting where you make a difference in patients lives every day. We are seeking a pharmacist licensed in Nebraska to work as a pharmacist in charge. We offer an above average starting salary, relocation assistance, sign on bonus, 401k, vacation and health insurance. Job Description: Acts as Pharmacist-In-Charg...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies, Full-time Pharmacist Position: Please note: This position is in Norman Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. * Dispenses medications by compounding, packa...
Pharmacist A Pocatello, Idaho based Pharmacy & Medical Supply Company seeks to hire a Pharmacist. This position is responsible for daily tasks within the pharmacy as well as coverage of after-hours calls on a rotating basis. Qualified candidates must have or be eligible to obtain an Idaho State Pharmacy license. Send resume with three references to: P.O. Box 115, Pocatello, ID 83204 or to Traci at...
Looking for a Pharmacist with a strong Soarian Pharmacy implementation background....
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) Monday- Friday 8am-5pm (Work 1 Saturday a month). Job Summary Und...
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) Monday- Friday 8am-5pm (Work 1 Saturday a month). Job Summary Und...
Description Saint Louis University Hospital Epic Pharmacist-Willow Provides effective business and operational support and system expertise in one of the follow areas for policies, procedures, business operations and systems: Pharmacy (Willow) Actively engages in analysis, build, performance monitoring and reporting, training and system optimization to ensure the highest level of standardization,...
Description: Total Home Care of Nevada provides durable medical equipment and infusion services to patients in their homes. Total Home Care also provides these services to patients residing in Assisted Living facilities and Residential Care settings under arrangement with the individual facility. Total Home Care's team of healthcare professionals and pharmacists focus on helping each patient reach...
Description: Clinical Pharmacy! Formulary Development! Irvine! 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) The Clinical Ph...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Best Med Panhandle in Amarillo is looking for a Full Time Pharmacist and a Full Time Certified Pharmacy Tech. Email resume to: *****...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist STATUS:Exempt REPORTS TO: Pharmacist In Charge GENERAL: In conjunction with Managers supervise staff manage workflow and production and staff scheduling in adherence with company policies and procedures. Supervise compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians? preparation of sterile intravenous a...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist STATUS:Exempt REPORTS TO: Pharmacist In Charge GENERAL: In conjunction with Managers supervise staff manage workflow and production and staff scheduling in adherence with company policies and procedures. Supervise compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians? preparation of sterile intravenous a...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist STATUS:Exempt REPORTS TO: Pharmacist In Charge GENERAL: In conjunction with Managers supervise staff manage workflow and production and staff scheduling in adherence with company policies and procedures. Supervise compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians? preparation of sterile intravenous a...
pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, pharamcy, registered pharmacist, staff pharmacist A-Line Staffing is looking for 2 Per Diem Pharmacists for Logansport, IN . Currently in need of 2 Pharmacists who are interested in working with a long-term care pharmacy leader. Shifts generally fall between Monday - Friday with 8 hour shifts between 7:00a-9:30p. These Pharmacist's will be compensated anywhere from...
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...
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Pharmacist

Salaries

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

Doctorate
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30.4%
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