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.
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.
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
A growing provider of specialty pharmacy services is looking for an EXPERIENCED PHARMACIST (Full Time) to join their team in their Long Island City, Queens, NY location. The ideal candidate will have experience with: - Evaluating and monitoring patient's medical record and medication history for appropriate medication dispensing. - Conducting patient evaluations and assessments. - Consulting with...
Company Confidential Tampa, FL, 33634
Pharmacist Headquartered in Tampa, Florida we are a privately held national specialty pharmacy focusing on patient specific preparations. We work with physicians, healthcare pharmacy managers, drug manufacturers and universities to create new pharmacological approaches using the latest technology. In addition to the ongoing development of new solutions for healthcare needs, the diverse products an...
This position will provide clinical support for the Prior Authorization department and for utilization management activities. This includes the responsibility for finalizing all denials of clinical prior authorization override requests for all utilization management programs in accordance with the plan sponsors’ benefit design. Involves direct communication with physicians and other health care pr...
Description GENERAL DUTIES: Perform clinical, distributive, supervisional, and educational functions necessary to support the departmental functions. Access to all Patient Health Information related to job function. Uses critical thinking skills and exercises independent decision-making as needed for the provision of safe and rational medication therapy. Qualifications Posses a valid CA pharmacist...
High School/GED Overview: Provides consultative services to medical nursing and pharmacy staff. Provides prescribed medications, drugs and other pharmaceuticals and compounds medications. Interprets physician medication orders for appropriateness. Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses prescribed med...
Bachelors degreeOverview: Provides consultative services to medical nursing and pharmacy staff. Provides prescribed medications, drugs and other pharmaceuticals and compounds medications. Interprets physician medication orders for appropriateness. Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses prescribed med...
Pharmacist job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Pharmacy degree, licensure by Texas State Board of Pharmacy, and three (3) years pharmacy experience required. Job Duties Manages operations of pharmacy, inc...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II - RxE 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 Phar...
PHARMACIST: F/T; Review and interpret medication orders and prepare and dispense medications to patients, following the prescription orders; Pharm.D. and Cal. Pharm. License Req'd; Resume: Beverly Plaza Pharmacy at 101 E. Beverly Bl. #101, Montebello, CA 90640...
CMH is looking for exceptional people who know Healthcare professionals have a unique privilege to affect lives for the better every day. PHARMACIST Interprets physician prescriptions and medication orders. Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for pa...
Pharmacist Wylie Pharmacy Wylie, TX Wylie Pharmacy LLC DBA Wylie Pharmacy seeks exp'd Bach/equiv. as Pharmacist (WP14): prescription verification and dispensing medications, administration and storage of pharmaceuticals and supplies. Must be a registered Pharmacist in the State of Texas for at least 5 years. Resumes: 430 State Hwy 78, Ste 160, Wylie, TX 75098. Ref. Job ID: WP14. The Dallas Morning...
PHARMACIST Full-time or part-time. Responsibilities include providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution, clinical services, and teaching. Graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy and licensure as a registered pharmacist in the state of South Dakota required. Three to five years of hospital pharmacy experience is desirable. Must possess strong interpersonal...
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...
Be a Pharmacist in the Air National Guard Job Summary When you’re working with potentially dangerous drugs and medicines, precise action and attention to detail is key. It’s the job of a Pharmacist to plan, organize, staff, and direct the pharmacy department according to established policies and procedures. In this role, you’ll screen prescriptions and doctor’s orders for accuracy, prevent overdos...
Dwight David Eisenhower Army Regional Medical Center is seeking qualified Nuclear Pharmacist. Come Join Our Team! Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center is seeking a qualified Nuclear Pharmacist (RPH, NPH, AU) to work in our Nuclear Medicine Clinic Send your resume, licenses, certifications and an official transcript to Requirements are: current Pharmacy License from any state, BLS certificat...
AdNet Bronx, 10459
Pharmacist. Bronx, NY. Dispense medications following prescriptions issued by an authorized medical practitioner. Perform or oversee performance of packaging, labeling, measuring, compounding, storing, charging & recording meds used in patient care. Revw prescriptions for appropriateness of therapy to determine ingreds needed & to ensure correct dosage. Advise patients & care providers of potentia...
Company Confidential LIVE OAK, CA, 95953
Pharmacist Position in Live Oak & Oroville Competitive wages. Fax CV to: 695-5104 or email: ***** ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
Summary of Job Duties The Pharmacist, under general supervision, assists the Pharmacy Director in the operation of the Pharmacy Department. Provides consultant services to the medical and nursing staff. Within the area of delegated duties/responsibilities and in accordance with hospital and departmental policies, coordinates the operation of the pharmacy department on a daily basis. Staff pharmaci...
Family Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Twin Falls, Idaho is seeking a Clinical Pharmacist to manage our new pharmacy. This position is responsible for the operation of the clinic pharmacy department in accordance with the goals and objectives of Family Health Services and within the framework of the professional standards of care and legal requirements. Qualified candidates...
QoL meds, a patient-focused practice that wants you to use your skills to have a true impact on patient care, is seeking a pharmacist to use all of their skills managing our outpatient pharmacy and interacting with physicians and patients inside a community mental health center in the Redford, MI area. Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited pharmacy program Must be registered and have state lic...
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$82,000.00 - $137,700.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacist
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Education / Training
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Completes pharmacy objectives by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities.
Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy, the drug enforcement administration, and the food and drug administration by monitoring nursing unit inspections; maintaining records for controlled substances; removing outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory; supervising the work results of support personnel; maintaining current registration; studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; advising management on needed actions.
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