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

725 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential Largo, FL
Full time position available for compounding pharmacist in Largo Fl. Must have experience in both sterile and non-sterile compounding. Knowledge of basic principals, theories and law, and policies and procedures of compounding is required....
Clinical Staff Pharmacist - 7 days on, 7 days off night shift - St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton WI - 14000OM Description Ministry Health Care/Affinity Health Care is a dynamic healthcare system that includes 15 hospitals and comprehensive home care services throughout Central/Northern/Eastern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our values driven system, centered on patient care and patient outcomes includes...
Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital and Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital - 140016N Description Ministry Health Care is a dynamic healthcare system that includes 15 hospitals and comprehensive home care services throughout Central/Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. As a pharmacist in our system you will have resources and connectivity in a team oriented environment with...
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide clinical consultative services to patients and therapeutic recommendations to nurses, physicians, and other hospice personnel • Conduct and evaluate medication profiles/histories, assess compliance and suggest modifications in order to optimize medication regimens using sound clinical pharmacy principles, accounting for pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic var...
Full time, compassionate, customer service oriented pharmacist is needed for our clinic-based pharmacy located within the Whitman - Walker Clinic at the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center. At least 2 years’ experience in retail pharmacy is required with experience in HIV/AIDS clinical setting preferred. Pharmacists must have an unencumbered WA DC pharmacist license. Hours of operation are Monday; 9am...
Exciting new opportunity for an experienced Pharmacist-in-Charge in the Marshall Health System pharmacy. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity for a pharmacist with a retail pharmacy background and management experience. Responsible for operational aspects of the pharmacy, including but not limited to medication use, personnel management, developing innovative pharmacy programs and ensuring p...
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....
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) The purpose of this position is to process requests for insurance...
The Pharmacist is responsible to provide the highest possible patient care through efficiently and accurately dispensing quality and safe medication as prescribed by the physicians. We are looking for an experienced pharmacist to help with weekend and weekday coverage. Prior experience working in a hospital is preferred but not required. Job Requirements: Graduate from a college of Pharmacy with a...
Job Description Clinical Pharmacist - Full-time(Job Number: 02873-5767) Work Location: United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule: Full-time Description Monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations to assure the appropriate and effective use of pharmaceuticals for patient care. Supervises technicians by allocating and coordinating work flow. Guides and advises technic...
MD Consulting, LLC, a government contractor, is seeking a full-time qualified, Inpatient Pharmacist to perform services at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi. Essential Duties: The duties include but are not limited to the following: A working knowledge of pharmacy computer systems such as CHCS computer system. Perform a full range of pharmacist procedures. Deliver comprehensive pharmaceu...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies. This position requires strong leadership skills. PHARMACIST- ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. * Dispenses medications by compoundin...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 13-0365 Title CLINICAL PHARMACIST Department Pharmacy Shift Rotating Hours Per Week 1 City Boston State MA Description Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy performs all duties necessary to provide for the effective daily operation of all departmental service and programs in accordance with all state and federal laws and regulations which gover...
INFUSION PHARMACIST FULL-TIME A Better Place to Work! Enhance your career, while enhancing the lives of others. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is a 128 bed, acute care Magnet hospital, the first Magnet hospital for Excellence in Nursing in the region and the only one to achieve Magnet status twice. INFUSION PHARMACIST FULL-TIME Hudson Valley Hospital Center is currently seeking a Pharmacist to work...
Health Alliance Connect Clinical Pharmacist Job Description REPORTS to the Chief Pharmacy Officer JOB PURPOSE: This position will play a central role in providing care management for members of Health Alliance Connect ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS · An active participant of the Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT). · Work with care management team, PCPs and other providers to provide pharmacy clinical suppor...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies, Full -time Pharmacist Floater Position: Please note: This position requires travel throughout the state of Oklahoma. Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities....
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General Manager - Pharmacist - Home Infusion Are you ready for a new opportunity with a rapidly growing company where you can have impact? Our client, a privately-owned company that offers patient-focused, state-of-the-art infusion services for acute therapies TPN, Anti-infective, Inotropes, and Ig therapies, is seeking a new Pharmacy General Manager for their California branch. This is a new posi...
Job Overview: An Albertsons/SavOn 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 a...
About WakeMed Position Information Here at WakeMed, our decentralized Pharmacy model embraces a more consultative approach to medication dispensation and allows the pharmacist to become more specialized in one or more of the following areas: Adult ED/Observation, Med/Surg, Cardiovascular or Women's & Children. The pharmacist provides pharmaceutical services safely, accurately, and timely by review...
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