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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731 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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Job Description Clinical Pharmacist - Full-time(Job Number: 02873-5767) Work Location: United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule: Full-time Description Monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations to assure the appropriate and effective use of pharmaceuticals for patient care. Supervises technicians by allocating and coordinating work flow. Guides and advises technic...
MD Consulting, LLC, a government contractor, is seeking a full-time qualified, Inpatient Pharmacist to perform services at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi. Essential Duties: The duties include but are not limited to the following: A working knowledge of pharmacy computer systems such as CHCS computer system. Perform a full range of pharmacist procedures. Deliver comprehensive pharmaceu...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies. This position requires strong leadership skills. PHARMACIST- ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. * Dispenses medications by compoundin...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 13-0365 Title CLINICAL PHARMACIST Department Pharmacy Shift Rotating Hours Per Week 1 City Boston State MA Description Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy performs all duties necessary to provide for the effective daily operation of all departmental service and programs in accordance with all state and federal laws and regulations which gover...
INFUSION PHARMACIST FULL-TIME A Better Place to Work! Enhance your career, while enhancing the lives of others. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is a 128 bed, acute care Magnet hospital, the first Magnet hospital for Excellence in Nursing in the region and the only one to achieve Magnet status twice. INFUSION PHARMACIST FULL-TIME Hudson Valley Hospital Center is currently seeking a Pharmacist to work...
Health Alliance Connect Clinical Pharmacist Job Description REPORTS to the Chief Pharmacy Officer JOB PURPOSE: This position will play a central role in providing care management for members of Health Alliance Connect ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS · An active participant of the Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT). · Work with care management team, PCPs and other providers to provide pharmacy clinical suppor...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies, Full -time Pharmacist Floater Position: Please note: This position requires travel throughout the state of Oklahoma. Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities....
General Manager - Pharmacist - Home Infusion Are you ready for a new opportunity with a rapidly growing company where you can have impact? Our client, a privately-owned company that offers patient-focused, state-of-the-art infusion services for acute therapies TPN, Anti-infective, Inotropes, and Ig therapies, is seeking a new Pharmacy General Manager for their California branch. This is a new posi...
Job Overview: An Albertsons/SavOn Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws a...
About WakeMed Position Information Here at WakeMed, our decentralized Pharmacy model embraces a more consultative approach to medication dispensation and allows the pharmacist to become more specialized in one or more of the following areas: Adult ED/Observation, Med/Surg, Cardiovascular or Women's & Children. The pharmacist provides pharmaceutical services safely, accurately, and timely by review...
Company: Yoh Pharmacist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Willingboro, NJ. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Prior Pharmacist experience What You'll Be Doing: - 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 d...
Located in Modesto, Memorial Medical Center opened on May 1, 1970. Licensed for 313 acute care beds, the facility is part of Memorial Hospitals Association, a not-for-profit organization that exists to maintain and improve the health status of citizens in greater Stanislaus County. Memorial affiliated with Sutter Health in 1996 and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthca...
Elevating The Possibility of U at UCHealth This isn’t a job. It’s your destiny. UCHealth is special place and it requires a special type of person to work here. We are committed to attracting exceptional people who possess a rare combination of talent, drive and intellectual curiosity. They are the people who naturally gravitate toward our culture, our geography and our passion for discovery — amb...
Soliant has a great opportunity available for those with compounding experience! A facility north of Jackson, MS is seeking an Interim PIC and Interim Pharmacist. Pharmacists need to have a clear MS license, at least 1 year in a non-sterile compounding setting, and experience in a high volume environment. PIC candidates must have management experience. Additional licenses are highly valued but not...
Falcon Compounding Pharmacy, a non-sterile/sterile compounding lab located in New Brighton, MN, seeks a part time/full time Compounding Pharmacist to join our professional team! Pharmacy Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (Closed major holidays) Job Summary: This position will be responsible for the dispensing of compounded prescription medications to veterinary and human patients as well...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Your Pharmacist skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. Are you interested? The ideal Pharmacist c...
PARTNERS PHARMACY one of the top 3 largest long-term care pharmacy companies in the U.S. today is looking for a Staff Pharmacist. MId to 2nd shift: Hours 3pm to 11:30pm and rotating weekends. Coding and checking orders Verification of orders Answer calls and heavy customer service to facilities Reporting to: Director of Pharmacy, Partners Pharmacy Job Requirements: CT Pharmacist License Must be ab...
Job Overview: A SuperValu Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws as well a...
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 Roanoke Rapids, NC area. Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited pharmacy program Must be registered and have st...
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Pharmacist

Salaries

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Education / Training

Doctorate
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