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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798 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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Job Description Pharmacist PRN(Job Number: 00056-4927) Work Location: United States-Florida-Plantation-Plantation General Hospital - Fort Lauderdale Area Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description Pharmacy- PRN Plantation General Hospital Plantation, FL Facility Description: Plantation General Hospital is a full-service facility that is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been providing a ran...
PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is the second largest institutional pharmacy company in America. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacie...
Job Overview: An Albertson's 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 wel...
Job Overview: An Albertsons 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...
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....
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This Night Pharmacist position will provide quality and cost-effective pharmaceutical care to patients, employees and medical staff of UCDMC. Responsibilities include drug distribution, precepting pharmacy residents, investigational drugs, participating in Departmental work groups and fostering excellent interdepartmental relationships.-Current California Board of Pharmacy license. -Hospital resid...
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Gainesville, FL! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Bayville, NJ! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in St. Petersburg, FL! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Ocala, FL! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Indiana, PA! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Kissimmee, FL! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Carmel, IN! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Lawrenceville, GA! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Lancaster, PA! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Leavenworth, KS! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist inKansas City, MO! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
AHS PharmStat a Leading Pharmacy Staffing Agency has a great opportunity for a Pharmacist in Winter Haven, FL! Retail location - relief shifts. Great way to earn extra income on your days off work! Go to our website www.ahspharmstat.com to view this and all our pharmacy jobs or complete a Quick Apply online....
911 Healthcare Staffing, Inc. has an immediate need for a hospital pharmacist in Augusta, GA for a 13 week contract. This position is for the night shift (9p-7a) and offers great pay with a sign on bonus. This position oversees the preparation and dispensing of medication, medication order verification, and insures the monitoring of patient medication therapy. Acts as a resource for the provision...

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Pharmacist

Salaries

$82,000.00 - $137,700.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacist
(431 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Doctorate
46.2%
Bachelor's
30.3%
Professional
15.4%
Master's
4.8%
(208 Respondents)
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