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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JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II - Temp 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 Pha...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II 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 Pharmacy i...
Children's Home Healthcare New Higher Wage Come be a part of our fast growing home health care team in providing excellent care for kids, valid Nebraska RN license required. Full-time and part-time positions available: · RN Pvt Duty Lincoln area FT nights ·RN or LPN Pvt Duty Lincoln area PRN nights ·Home Health Clinical Pharmacist casual ·Rehab Equipment Specialist FT days ($5000 hire bonus) Chil...
Interested in joining our team? We currently have an opening for a Clinical Pharmacist for our new Northern New Jersey Branch Location. Candidates with Hospital, retail and current infusion pharmacists are encouraged to apply as well as newly licensed pharmacists. Excellent Monday – Friday 9-5 work schedule, competitive salary with benefits including 401k with a match, paid vacation and major holi...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II - Temp 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 Pha...
Professional Performance is currently interviewing Information Technology(IT) Pharmacists interested in providing services at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. The ideal IT Pharmacist will: Receive, prepare, compound, and dispense prescriptions according to professional and military standards. Oversee and maintain the various computer hardware and software systems that are integrat...
Pharmacist - In - Charge needed in Stratford. Experience required and compounding a plus. Please send resume to P.O. Box 1189, Stratford, TX 79084 or call 806-396-5568 ask for Kim or Laura....
PRN Staff Pharmacist Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital Austin, TX *We are looking for a PRN Pharmacist to cover staffing responsibilities when the Director is out* As a Staff Pharmacist, you will provide support for clinical programs and practices within the hospital as well as fill orders with accuracy; maintain security of pharmacy and controlled substances; enter orders and patient information...
We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing Pharmacist-in-Charge to work at our closed door pharmacy in Boise, Idaho. BENEFITS: Set work hours during the day Monday-Friday. Competitive wages & benefits. Paid time off & holidays. A great work environment. REQUIRED: Utah pharmacist license in good standing without any restrictions. At least 1 year of experience working in a full-time capacity as...
Per Diem Pharmacist Job Description Company Summary PharmBlueis a high growth specialty pharmacy headquartered 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, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. www.pharmblue.co...
Are you a pharmacist that aspires to be part of a growing, clinical team that works directly with doctors, nurses, therapist, and patients to improve medication management? Do you desire to take your career to the next level and become part of a team that is implementing a new, innovative, patient-focused company? Do you share a vision for healthcare improvement to improve quality and create effic...
Are you a pharmacist that aspires to be part of a growing, clinical team that works directly with doctors, nurses, therapist, and patients to improve medication management? Do you desire to take your career to the next level and become part of a team that is implementing a new, innovative, patient-focused company? Do you share a vision for healthcare improvement to improve quality and create effic...
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...
An acute care hospital in the East Bay area is currently looking for an inpatient pharmacist for a full-time position. Residency or previous inpatient experience is not required! Position is Full time with PTO and benefits. Ideal candidate: Strong in clinical knowledge, quick learner, team player and a positive attitude . -CA pharmacy state license required To apply, please reply to this ad with y...
An acute care hospital in the North Bay area is currently looking for an inpatient pharmacist for a full-time assignment. Residency desired but not required! Recent acute care or long term care experience is required. -Pharm.D Degree and CA pharmacy state license required To apply please reply to this ad with you cover letter and resume attached. Or, call Tim at 415-421-4900 for more information....
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JOB TITLE: Pharmacist STATUS:Exempt REPORTS TO: Pharmacist In Charge GENERAL: In conjunction with Managers supervise staff manage workflow and production and staff scheduling in adherence with company policies and procedures. Supervise compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians? preparation of sterile intravenous a...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist STATUS:Exempt REPORTS TO: Pharmacist In Charge GENERAL: In conjunction with Managers supervise staff manage workflow and production and staff scheduling in adherence with company policies and procedures. Supervise compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians? preparation of sterile intravenous a...
Pharmacist III - Clinical Pharmacist JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides highly specialized and complex pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities residing at a State Supported Living Center (SSLC). Conducts Drug Utilization Evaluations (DUE)/Drug Utilization Reviews (DUR) on commonly prescribed medications at the SSLC. Analyzes and doc...
PHARMACIST (P/T) Thomas Drug Store, Georgia’s oldest continually operating retail pharmacy, is searching for a Part Time Pharmacist (23-26 hrs/wk). Requirements include: Valid Georgia Pharmacist License, excellent communication skills with patients & professionals, retail pharmacy experience, & customer focused attitude. Desired skills: Certified Immunizer, experience in MTM, HME, Rx30, & Independ...
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