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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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...
Unit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM 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 flexibility and motivati...
Title/Unit: Clinical Pharmacist / ER Shift: Full-time, Variable Shift Facility Description: JFK Medical Center has evolved into a 460-bed acute care medical/surgical facility and healthcare complex specializing in cardiovascular care, neuroscience, oncology services, orthopedics and bariatrics. JFK Medical Center is also a teaching facility for medical residents. Our level of service and team...
Unit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM 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 flexibility and motivati...
A well-established and reputable compounding pharmacy in Anaheim Hills/Fullerton area is looking for a full-time pharmacist. We are looking for an applicant that is REQUIRED to have compounding experience and strong retail background, superior customer service skills, excellent leadership skills, energetic, and a team player. The candidate will be required to do marketing, marketing background is ...
Cross Country TravCorps Allied Division Baltimore, MD
We feature the latest hourly employment listings from across the web and showcase them here as a resource for job seekers. Some companies only advertise jobs locally and some job sites focus on gathering those local job listings so it's easy for job seekers to find jobs close to home. Our listings are carefully organized by city and state so that you can easily find employment close to where you l...
GLC HEALTHCARE Appleton, WI
Job Description: Description Review and interpret prescription information as entered by the data entry pharmacy technicians to ensure all prescriptions are accurate and complete. Reviews drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions and high dose prescriptions and resolves each situation. Phone doctor office or patient concerning the drug interaction or allergy. Request an affidavit from the physicia...
Supplemental Health Care Commerce City, CO
Description: We are looking for an experienced Pharmacist to act as a Lead Pharmacist in a busy call center in Denver Colorado. The Lead Pharmacist will focus on being a clinical contact managing a team of Pharmacists and Registered Nurses and will be responsible for the overall operations of the team. Duties include acting as the initial point of contact for clients to address concerns in areas ...
Soliant Aberdeen, WA
Inpatient Staff Pharmacist-Olympia, Shelton, Aberdeen, WA-Contract We are seeking an Inpatient Staff Pharmacist for an open job at one our clients in the Olympia, Shelton, Aberdeen, WA area. This position requires: *At least 2 years of inpatient hospital experience *Bs of Sc or Pharm D *Previous Meditech Experience is beneficial *Full Time availability *Flexible schedule Interested candidat...
Cardinal Health Marlborough, MA
Description JOB TITLE: Pharmacist III 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 Healt...
Rutland Regional Medical Center Rutland, VT, 05701
72 hours per two week pay period. Assumes a variety of clinical and distributive functions. The pharmacist will be responsible as a proactive health care team member, striving to identify, resolve and/or prevent potential and/or actual drug related problems. Minimum Education § Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science degree or PharmD. Minimum Work Experience § Previ...
Adventist Health System Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Staff Pharmacist shall support the mission of the department, hospital, and health-system by preventing, identifying and resolving drug related problems to assure patients safety, improve patients satisfaction, optimize patients outcome and minimize cost. Works in the main Pharmacy, as well as in patient care areas. Will perform all functions of a registered pharmacist i...
Vibra Healthcare Inc. Mandan, ND, 58554
At Vibra Healthcare, we're on a first name basis. Our managers greet you by your first name and know why you’re passionate about healthcare. Throughout your day, you collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to create a course of recovery for the patient you know so well. Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas is seeking a Pharmacist to join our team. This is a Per Diem position . Key job responsibi...
Description Job Summary: Interpret and evaluate medication orders for patients of St. Christophers Hospital for Children and consult with necessary healthcare professionals as necessary to optimize drug pharmacotherapy. Routinely participate in patient care rounds and other pharmacy related projects. Support activities of pharmacists and technicians to assure accurate compounding and dispensing ...
DescriptionInterprets physician medication orders. Acts as drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals. Qualifications Current Pharmacist license in the State of Alabama or the ability to obtain required. Must maintain AL Board of Pharmacy Parenteral Certification. Previous e...
Conroe Regional Medical Center – Conroe, TX Pharmacist Conroe Regional Medical Center is being recognized as a comprehensive regional tertiary referral center after expanding to 360 beds, a staff of 1,200 with over 250 physicians on staff. Both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department are Level III services - providing higher levels of care that are not readily available in ...
The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing general clinical and operational pharmacy services. License / Certifications / Requirements Active pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy Education: Requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy, or Pharm. D. degree from an ACPE- accredited School of Pharmacy. Experience: One year of hospital Pha...
Duties (included but not limited to): Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriat...
Kingwood Medical Center – Kingwood, Texas Clinical Staff Pharmacist Full-Time Nights 7on/7off Kingwood Medical Center is currently looking for a Clinical Staff Pharmacist. Responsibilities: Accurate interpretation, verification and computer entry of physician orders. Check and verify all medication dispensing. Monitor drug therapy of all patients with sound professional judgment. Inventory...
Kingwood Medical Center – Kingwood, Texas Clinical Staff Pharmacist Kingwood Medical Center is currently looking for a Clinical Staff Pharmacist. Responsibilities: Accurate interpretation, verification and computer entry of physician orders. Check and verify all medication dispensing. Monitor drug therapy of all patients with sound professional judgment. Inventory maintenance. Employee wil...

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Pharmacist

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Doctorate
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