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 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...
Humana Inc. San Juan, PR
Pharmacist (Bilingual with active Pharmacist license in PR) - San Juan Requisition ID 129879 Business Overview Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana belie...
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...
Category : Pharmacy Location/City : SC - Lexington Id : 9553 United Pharmacy Services and PruittHealth are looking for experienced Long Term Care Staff Pharmacists to join our team of dedicated and talented Long Term Care Dispensing Pharmacy professionals. We offer Top-Tier Compensation and Benefits: 401K Profit Sharing Career Advancement Opportunities Team Oriented Atmosphere Flexible ...
Epic Certified Willow Pharmacist Soliant Health has an urgent need for an Epic certified Willow Analyst in Cape Elizabeth ME. Candidates considered will need to be Epic Willow certified or have other EMR experience along with a Pharm D license. The ideal candidate will have inpatient pharmacy clinical experience. Requirements: -Pharm D License -Epic Willow certified preferred -EMR experience ...
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Daytona Beach, FL
Start a new search >> Save it Upload Resume Florida Hospital Memorial System View Other Jobs on the Adventist Health System Talent Network Job Overview Company: Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Contact: N/A Location: US-FL-Daytona Beach Employee Type: Full-Time Industry: Other Great Industries Manages Others: Not Specified Job Type: Health Care Pharmaceutical Req'd Edu...
An opportunity for a UK registered Pharmacist with experience of working within a hospital pharmacy setting (medicines information department) or within an enquiry orientated medical information role. Our client is a small, niche pharmaceutical company, based in the North West London area....
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...
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Bethlehem, PA, 18018
Passion . It’s what drives everyone at Lehigh Valley Health Network to create one of America’s best hospitals and one of the nation’s top places to work. It’s been the heart of our story for more than 100 years. Our employees have a passion to continually go the extra mile to create a healthier community. Lehigh Valley Health Network is consistently recognized among America's best health networks ...
Part-Time Consulting Pharmacist ICP is a progressive provider of long-term care pharmacy services. This Consultant Pharmacist position offers the advantage of a flexible work schedule, while performing medication regimen review at nursing facilities in Central Ohio. Responsibilities include: providing recommendations to medical and nursing staff and participation in nursing facility quality assura...
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...
Company Confidential Fairhaven, MA, 02719
Position Summary An innovative pharmacy specializing in chronic disease state management for patients with conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis C, cancer, and Multiple Sclerosis is seeking a full time Clinical Pharmacist to fill specialty prescriptions and deliver exceptional patient care. Essential Functions · Provide staffing support in Specialty Pharmacy · Provide in-depth medication education...
Description St. Mary's Medical Center is a 463-bed acute-care hospital with more than 1550 employees providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, oncology, pediatric, trauma and emergency services for every stage of life, from its very beginnings through every phase of childhood and adulthood. Our combination of advanced medical technologies, highly trained personnel, and compassionate commitment ha...
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. Is responsible for drug distribution,BS in Pharmacy or PharmD.-Must have Pharmacy license....
Description To provide professional pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of patients, medical staff and nurses. Qualifications REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, and/or EXPERIENCE Registered Pharmacists currently licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia required. Prior hospital pharmacy experience desired. Residency training and previous leadership responsibility preferred. ...
Description Assists the pharmacist in the daily activities of the pharmacy. Duties include cart fill, stock replenishment, purchasing, IV admixture, hourly deliveries, and interactions with other departments. All technician functions are under the supervision of a Tennessee licensed pharmacist and in accordance with state and federal law. This is a PRN position. Works rotating shifts as needed. ...

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Pharmacist

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