Pharmacist Employment Information
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.
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.
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
Employment duration: Part time Location: TX-El Paso Department: University Behavioral Health of El Paso ID: 3303 Description Part Time - Staff Pharmacist (20 hours per week) University Behavioral Health of El Paso El Paso, TX *This position will work every other weekend (Saturday 9am-3:30pm and Sunday 9am-1pm) and work a day or two during the week as needed. Monday-Friday hours are 8am-6pm.* As a...
Summary: Provides and coordinates pharmaceutical services. Performs pharmaceutical care activities for customers / patients within the service area and monitors, documents and reports patient outcomes, provides or coordinates the dispensing of medications, home medical equipment and ancillary supplies within the customer service site area and participates in on-call schedule Essential Duties and R...
UnitedHealth Group Multiple
Description: Purpose of Job: Lead and manage ongoing contract relationships and pharmacy benefit analysis and consultation delivery to clients. Aid in development of strategy as outward-facing, dedicated resources for assigned accounts, typically with direct client contact for large/complex accounts. Builds client relationships and serves as primary point of contact for overall and day-to-day serv...
Description: Irvine, CA! Client focused role! 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. The Pharmacist, Clinical Client Serv...
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) Provide quality reviews of appeals cases in compliance with all r...
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...
Southeast Georgia Health System has an opportunity for a Registered Pharmacist to join our team on a PRN basis! The Registered Pharmacist: Provides prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals as needed for adequate patient care according to professional standards and practices Calculates adult and/or pediatric dosages, IV administration, and interprets lab values and other diagnostic...
CompleteRx, an industry leader in pharmacy management, is currently seeking 2 PRN pharmacist to build a prn pool at Holy Family Memorial Hospital located in Manitowoc, WI just 45 minutes from Green Bay. Join a high performing inpatient pharmacy team and assist with day to day staffing functions such as: Serving patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplin...
About Healix: Since 1989, Healix®has been recognized as a national leader in the management and provision of parenteral services. Our office-based infusion therapy program is built upon collaborative care teams, which combine the unique skills and expertise of the physician, pharmacist, and nurse for the benefit of the patient. This team approach allows us to employ the latest advancements in ambu...
Pharmacy Manager - Hopewell, Virginia US Title/Unit: Pharmacy Manager Shift/Schedule: Full-time 9:00AM-5:30PM Are you looking for an opportunity with a facility that is part of a network of seven hospitals, 2,500 affiliated physicians, and more than 70 community-based providers, including physicians, imaging centers, surgery centers and free-standing emergency rooms? Facility Description: The faci...
USr Healthcare Cartersville, 30120
Cartersville Medical Center ¿ Cartersville, GA Clinical Coordinator - Pharmacist Cartersville Medical Center is located just off I-75 (40 miles north of Atlanta and 60 miles south of Chattanooga) in beautiful Cartersville, Georgia. The facility is a fully-accredited, 112-bed general acute-care hospital providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, emergency, orthopaedic and outpatient servi...
About the Opportunity A licensed experienced Pharmacist with a background in Clinical Informatics is actively being sought after for an excellent opportunity with a medical center in Rockland County. The Clinical Informatics Pharmacist responsible for the development and use of technology and automation used in providing quality pharmaceutical care services and assisting the department Director, M...
About the Opportunity A Brooklyn medical center is actively seeking an experienced Pharmacist to join their Outpatient Pharmacy department. The qualified professional will assume the role of Floor Pharmacist and be responsible for handling the spillover of patients from the day. Company Description Medical Center Job Description The Floor Pharmacist will be responsible for: Preparing and dispensin...
About the Opportunity A hospital in Rockland County has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Clinical Pharmacist. The qualified Pharmacist selected for this position will be responsible for performing clinical pharmacy activities such as but not limited to Medication Use Evaluations, renal dose monitoring, Adverse Drug Reaction monitoring, and chart reviews. Company Description Hospital Job...
Description Provide pharmaceutical services for patients and disseminate drug information to nursing and medical staff maintaining the highest standards of patient care that is consistent with the philosophy and goals of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. These services further the vision of Desert Regional Medical Center to create unique environments, where patients, their families, doctors and sta...
PRN Hospital Pharmacist PRN Hospital Pharmacy Technician for LTAC in Athens Hospital exp. req. We offer competitive salaries. Call Chris at 800-656-6515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org...
Description: MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE in Tucson, AZ! The Prior Authorization Pharmacist is responsible for reviewing Prior Authorization cases and rendering coverage determinations based on clinical criteria and plan design. The Prior Authorization Pharmacist will consult telephonically with physicians pertaining to questions and interpretations of clinical guideline criteria and coverage dete...
PHARMACIST Full Time A closed door pharmacy has an immediate opening for a full-time pharmacist. Description Reviews and approves prescriptions to be filled by pharmacy technicians according to State Board of Pharmacy regulations. Conducts Drug Utilization Review (DUR) working with patient medical information on all prescriptions. Performs the "final check" of filled prescriptions to ensure order...
QoL meds, America’s Behavioral Health Medication Specialist, is a patient-focused practice that wants you to use your skills to have a true impact on patient care. We are seeking a pharmacist to use all of their skills managing our outpatient pharmacy and interacting with physicians and patients inside a community mental health center in the Thomasville area. Qualifications: Graduate of an accredi...
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...
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$82,000.00 - $135,782.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacist
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Education / Training
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Completes pharmacy objectives by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Completes pharmacy operational requirements by organizing and directing technicians' work flow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying order entries, charges, and inspections.
Dispenses medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals.
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