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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762 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential Irvine, CA, 92620
Job Description Seeking a part-time compounding pharmacist for a new state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy. This position will require the pharmacist to possess compounding knowledge and clinical skills in specialty non-sterile compounding, coupled with team leader capabilities. Good rewards, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. So, if you are a self-directed, detailed, energetic, high-ach...
PRN - Clinical Staff Pharmacist Bay Area Regional Medical Center Webster, TX *Brand New 150 bed Acute Care/Surgical Hospital opening July 2014* This new state of the art facility will be using Pyxis ES and Siemens Sorian and have a very aggressive clinical program. The hospital will specialize in Cardiovascular surgery. The Pharmacy will be managed by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. *Looking for...
Tracking Code 1276 Job Description The Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC) pharmacist shall work with a team of physicians, nurses and financial experts to provide evidence based, timely and accurate pharmaceutical care for patients utilizing the IRMC facilities – both inpatient and outpatient. The pharmacist shall develop and manage protocols for prescribing, dosing and monitoring of a variety of ph...
Pharmacy SUMMARY The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (CPS) is a licensed pharmacist who is responsible for applying knowledge, skill, competence and clinical expertise in a specialized area of pharmacy. The CPS has primary accountability for promoting excellence in pharmacy practice and medication use. The roles of the CPS are that of advanced practitioner, educator, consultant, leader and research...
Full Time - Clinical Staff Pharmacist Bay Area Regional Medical Center Webster, TX *Brand New 150 bed Acute Care/Surgical Hospital opening July 2014* This new state of the art facility will be using Pyxis ES and Siemens Sorian and have a very aggressive clinical program. The hospital will specialize in Cardiovascular surgery. The Pharmacy will be managed by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. Pharmac...
STAFF PHARMACIST Full Time Rotating Schedule LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY seeks PHARMACIST for Bethlehem, PA Duties Include: • Assist and direct support staff in the production and dispensing of medication orders to facilities and residents • Practice appropriate drug utilization review and follow up • Assist and direct the support staff in the production • Ensure that teammates and facilities operate...
Description PHARMACIST - STAFF PHARMACY Routinely enters all required patient demographic information, including allergies, height and weight. Able to generate all required reports: MAR, drug usage, food-drug interaction, etc. necessary for daily review. Follows established policies regarding the filling of new medication orders, requests for refills, and missing med requests. Accurately checks su...
Description PHARMACIST - STAFF PHARMACY Routinely enters all required patient demographic information, including allergies, height and weight. Able to generate all required reports: MAR, drug usage, food-drug interaction, etc. necessary for daily review. Follows established policies regarding the filling of new medication orders, requests for refills, and missing med requests. Accurately checks su...
Description Under the auspices of the Director of Pharmacy, the Staff Pharmacist is responsible for assuring that the pharmaceutical care needs of the patients of the Medical Center are met. Qualifications Registration by the California State Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacist. Continuing education in pharmacy and contact with literature of pertinent nature such as professional and scientific journ...
Description SUMMARY: Staff pharmacists monitor patient drug therapies including choice of drug, drug dosage, frequency, avoiding drug interactions, and drug allergies. Provide drug information to physicians and nurses, dose drugs under protocol, and fill orders for oral and injectable medications. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essentia...
Description: Clinical Programs! Irvine, CA 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 in this role will resear...
The Visiting Nursing Association of WNY (VNA) has a great opportunity as a Supervising Pharmacist for Home Care, located at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Responsibilities: The Supervising Pharmacist is responsible for the day-to-day activities and longer range planning at the pharmacy site. This individual works closely with the VP, Home Care to implement and maintain policies and proc...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Pharmacy Operations Family: Health System Pharmacy What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health Health System Pharmacy i...
Closed door pharmacy has a great opportunity for a customer oriented, PRN Pharmacist and/or On-Call Pharmacist. PRN Pharmacist to cover variable shifts and days (Monday-Friday day shifts) based on needs. On-Call shifts would be available immediately and would include evenings and weekends. Closed door experience preferred but willing to train the right individual. Qualifications Current license in...
Job Overview: An Albertsons Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws as well...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Provide Consultation and Advice to Others Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentor...
The CSI Companies is currently seeking a local PHARMACIST IN CHARGE - to join our Retail Healthcare Client in Richardson Texas (must be local or able to relocate at own expense. TX license required) MUST HAVE CURRENT Non-Sterile COMPOUNDING EXPERIENCE Full time permanent position with benefits. Retail pharmacy that does non-sterile compounding Hours: Pharmacy is open from 9am-7:30pm M-F and Sat 10...
40hr Clinical Oncology Pharmacist Job Location: Needham, MA Req ID: 8396BR Job Summary: Supports the mission of the department by providing pharmaceutical care to all patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital ¿ Needham. This includes: Reviewing electronic and written orders in order to ensure that the appropriate medication, route, dose, and dosing interval have been prescribed for the patient. I...
Part-Time Compounding Pharmacist. We are an Independent Compounding Pharmacy in the South Miami area, looking for a part-time Pharmacist. Compounding experience preferred. Must be licensed in the State of Florida. We are opened Mon-Fri 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sat 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM....
Per Diem Pharmacy Technician Job Description Company Summary PharmBlue is a high growth specialty pharmacy with headquartered in the Cranberry area of Pittsburgh. We are ambitious, with an expanding national scope. We are informal, but strive for excellence.We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. ww...
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