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
Location: Travis Air Force Base Position: Pharmacist GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or national origin. Global Consulting International seeks candidates for a full time position providing Pharmacist services to the men and women...
Click Here to Apply Online Job Description Job Summary: To provide safe and appropriate pharmacy services to Canyon Creek Pharmacy patients in accordance with company policies and procedures, and follow all pharmacy practice professional standards and comply with all state and federal laws. And to promote ongoing company-wide objectives by: A. Actively supporting localized continuous improvement i...
Pharmacist-In-Charge (Supervising Pharmacist) Job Description February 2014 Company Summary PharmBlue is a high growth, market leading specialty pharmacy with new headquarters opening in the Cranberry area of Pittsburgh. We are ambitious, with an expanding national scope. We are informal, but strive for excellence. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork,...
CLINICAL PHARMACY SPECIALIST, Critical Care: Our client, a progressive teaching hospital located in Virginia is looking for a Clinical Pharmacist to specialize in Critical Care. This individual will work in a decentralized and pure clinical capacity providing appropriate pharmacologic therapy by direct participation in rounding activities, implementing and monitoring clinical protocols and guideli...
USr Healthcare Corpus Christi, 78468
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX Staff Pharmacist Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, Northwest Behavioral Health Center and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center. We are committed to the care and improvement of hum...
Develops and participates in ambulatory care pharmacy practice sites and dispensing in Outpatient Pharmacy by developing collaborative partnerships with the medical staff and reviews and monitors outpatient medication regimens. Analyzes patterns and trends to determine appropriate, effective, and economical drug therapy management and when improvement in these areas can be identified, recommends a...
Seeking per diem PIC (pharmacist-in-charge) compounding pharmacist for start-up compounding pharmacy. The pharmacy will be submitting the application to the state once the PIC is selected. Flexible hours, moonlighting okay if currently working at another pharmacy. Compensation would be provided during the pharmacy application process. The pharmacist would be listed as the PIC on the application. W...
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 has...
The Clinical Pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care to Pinnacle Health patients of all ages through medication order review, preparation, dispensing, documentation and monitoring. The Clinical Pharmacist collaborates with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to deliver safe, effective, and fiscally responsible patient-centered care. This position also has...
The Clinical Staff Pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care to Pinnacle Health patients of all ages through medication order review, preparation, dispensing, documentation and monitoring. The Clinical Staff Pharmacist collaborates with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to deliver safe, effective, and fiscally responsible patient-centered care. Registered...
The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to Pinnacle Health patients of all ages through medication order review, preparation, dispensing, documentation and monitoring. The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist collaborates with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to deliver safe, effective, and fiscally responsible patient-ce...
Provide pharmacy services in accordance with federal laws, laws of the State of Georgia where applicable), Joint Commission Medication Management standards, the MTF Formulary, and the MTF Pharmacy policies and procedures. Provide information relating to pharmaceuticals to the MTF patients and clinic practitioners, as requested. Pharmaceutical expert and pharmacy consultant to healthcare team. Assu...
RxPro Pharmacy is a full service retail/compounding/sterile pharmacy, which we are currently looking for a Sterile Compounding Pharmacist with minimum two (2) year experience. Potential candidate should have knowledge processing claims & initiating prior authorizations. With this position, please be advised that majority of your time will be spent in the sterile room. You must be able to stand for...
Hiring Pharm D candidates. ***** STAR CLINICAL PHARMACIST Dovetail Health is a company delivering a new model of home healthcare which focuses on preventing high cost readmissions and reducing high cost utilization. Our innovative, dynamic team of nurses and pharmacists empower, educate and help adults to actively manage their health in their own home. We provide compassionate ca...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Pharmacist In Charge Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Posted 3/10/2014 Frank Molina is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Frank Apply Job Details Pharmacist In Charge PIC Infusion Pharmacy RPH Mon-Fri PIC Supervising Pharmacist Great Mon-Fri day shift PIC position for a...
Acute Care & Specialty Hospitals: Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center City/Facility: Houston Post Code: 77030 Address: 6411 Fannin Houston, Texas 77030 Map: Show on map Clinical Department or Specialty: Pharmacy Job Type: Full Time Post Date: 03/08/2014 BASIC FUNCTION: Position is responsible for filling and labeling prescriptions, providing drug-related information to patients, hospital employe...
About the Opportunity A healthcare facility is looking to solidify their Pharmacy Department with the addition of a new experienced Pharmacist to their staff. This is a great opportunity for a licensed Pharmacist to further their career and gain valuable work experience with an established facility in New York City. Company Description Healthcare Facility Job Description The Pharmacist will be res...
PHARMACIST (Elkins Park, PA) F/T; Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians & other health practitioners & provide information to patients about medications & their use. Min. Doctor of Pharmacy degree & 2 yrs. exp. req'd. PA License & Korean language req'd. Drug test & background check. Mail resumes to Mr. D. Kim, Dougie Fresh, 7300 Old York Rd. #210, Elkins Park, PA 19027....
Essential Functions: Answer and handle pharmacist calls Complete and work flow processes in QS1 system and pharmacy work flow Call nurses about patient questions and/or issues Communicate clinical and other potential issues that may delay services to clients Check MARs for new homes as needed Provide day-to-day oversight in conjunctions with the Pharmacy Manager Verify medication/prescription orde...
Panama Pharmacy Mettler, 93313
Sr. Pharmacist: Fill new prescriptions & refills of medications using various forms of compliance packaging; Review patients' medication orders & drug profiles to assure correct drug use; provide information to prescriber on drug interactions, allergies; Medication ordering & maintenance of appropriate inventory controls. Manage the stock & designation of sample medications. Supervise & coordinate...
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$82,000.00 - $135,890.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacist
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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
Completes pharmacy operational requirements by organizing and directing technicians' work flow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying order entries, charges, and inspections.
Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals; counseling patients on drug therapies; providing information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
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