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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy We are looking for an experienced infusion pharmaci...
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...
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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $85,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $85,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy Great Mon-Fri day shift position ...
White County Medical Center Searcy, AR, 72149
Degree Required Education: Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a five year Baccalaureate degree or a six year Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Maintains a current license and continuing education credits required in the state of Arkansas. A graduate intern must be properly registered with the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. Training and Experience: Previous hospital experience as an int...
United States Federal Government Belcourt, ND
About the Agency The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The purpose of this position is to provide comprehens...
UAB Health System Birmingham, AL
To supervise and evaluate pharmaceutical services in an assigned area. To ensure pharmacy operations conform to all applicable internal and external regulations, are fiscally sound and promote quality patient care. Provides pharmaceutical care as needed. Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and two (2) years of experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement....
Category : Pharmacy Location/City : GA - Valdosta Id : 10018 PruittHealth Pharmacy Services - Valdosta is seeking an experienced Staff Pharmacist to join our dedicated team of Long Term Care Dispensing Pharmacists in our Award Winning Pharmacy professionals in Valdosta, GA! We offer Top-Tier Compensation and Benefits: 401K Profit Sharing Career Advancement Opportunities with a well establis...
University of Alabama Health Services Foundation Birmingham, AL, 35202
To supervise and evaluate pharmaceutical services in an assigned area. To ensure pharmacy operations conform to all applicable internal and external regulations, are fiscally sound and promote quality patient care. Provides pharmaceutical care as needed. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and two (2) years of experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education r...
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...
University Of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Job Summary The Operating Room Pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care including drug distribution to support the peri-operative phase of care, clinical service provision and functional supervision of pharmacy technicians in the area. The areas of focus include the operating room pharmacies in University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Pharmacists at UMHS provide pha...
Oncology Pharmacist We are looking for highly motivated individuals interested in providing comprehensive direct patient care to leukemia, lymphoma, BMT, and other cancer patients. You will be responsible for management of adult patients, including: therapeutic drug monitoring; approved pharmacy managed protocols; review of chemotherapy orders for accuracy and completion; and provision of drug inf...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed acute tertiary care teaching hospital in Los Angeles, California. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides 24-hour services to all patient care areas. The department consists of decentralized satellite pharmacies, a drug use policy center, central hospital pharmacy, 2 outpatient cancer centers and 4 outpatient pharmacies. The following technology and s...
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...
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...
Target Corp. Blaine, MN
Executive Staff Pharmacist, Part Time Pharmacist (Blaine, MN)( Job Number: PHA000844) JOIN US ANExecutive Staff Pharmacist, Part Time Pharmacist (Blaine, MN) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist Drive profitable pharmacy sales by ensuring a fast, accurate, and genuine interaction with every guest. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbr...
Express Scripts St. Louis, MO
ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ran...

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Pharmacist

Salaries

$82,000.00 - $137,700.00
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Education / Training

Doctorate
46.2%
Bachelor's
30.5%
Professional
15.2%
Master's
4.8%
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