Pharmacist Employment Information
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
PHARMACIST: Buffalo Pharmacies seeks FT pharmacist for institutional location. Experience preferred. Competitive wages & benefits. Includes nights & weekends. Email resume to Alec: firstname.lastname@example.org...
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...
PRN Shift: ROTATE Hours: Job Details: This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard in this area is required with zero tolerance. All the primary duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and the Medical Center . JOB...
Description: Great sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work. Account Executive Pharmacist's assigned health plan clients will comprise Medicare Part D plans in several states. This is an...
Confidential Rahway, 07065
PHARMACIST" Bronx, Fordham Area FT, Licensed in NY, call (201) 403-8319. Fresh graduates okay, with benefits....
AdNet New York, 10035
Pharmacist In-Charge needed w/Masters deg or foreign equiv in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sci & 1 yr. exp. in following job duties: Compound & dispense prescriptions. Advise patients on prescriptions & non-prescription medications. Preparation & filing of reports to State & Federal Regulatory Agencies & claim forms to Medicaid & private insurers. Advise clients about drug interactions, side effect...
Confidential Jackson Heights, 11372
PHARMACIST SUPERVISOR- FT. Pharmacy in Jackson Heights, NY Resume to: email@example.com Fax: 718- 381- 6201...
Varney Health Mart, Broken Bow, NE, a progressive independent retail pharmacy, has an immediate opening for a full-time pharmacist. Attractive benefits package. Send resume to P.O. Box 70, Broken Bow, NE 68822 or call 308-872-2321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information....
Description: MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE in Tucson, AZ! The Prior Authorization Pharmacist is responsible for reviewing Prior Authorization cases and rendering coverage determinations based on clinical criteria and plan design. The Prior Authorization Pharmacist will consult telephonically with physicians pertaining to questions and interpretations of clinical guideline criteria and coverage dete...
PHARMACIST Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, WV has a full time position for a Pharmacist. Applicants must be licensed, certified, and registered in the WV Board of Pharmacy. Experience preferred. EOE. Apply online: www.potomacvalleyhospital.com Email resume to: email@example.com Fax to: 304-597-3612...
POTOMAC VALLEY HOSPITAL Keyser, 26726
PHARMACIST Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, WV has a full time position for a Pharmacist. Applicants must be licensed, certified and registered in the WV Board of Pharmacy. Experience preferred. EOE. Apply online www.potomacvalleyhospital.com, Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax to 304-597-3612 This job listing brought to you by The Cumberland Times News...
About the Opportunity A Brooklyn medical center is actively seeking a hardworking Pharmacist for an excellent opportunity with their staff. The Pharmacist in this position will be responsible for preparing and dispensing medication orders as well as other duties as required. Company Description Medical Center Job Description The Pharmacist will be responsible for: Verifying medications/making reco...
About the Opportunity A healthcare center is currently seeking an experienced Pharmacist to join their Outpatient Pharmacy Department. The qualified Pharmacist selected for this role will be responsible for preparing and dispensing medication orders and completing other tasks for the center. Company Description Healthcare Center Job Description The Pharmacist will be responsible for: Preparing and...
Description: UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans is currently seeking a Clinical Pharmacist to join our Disease Management Team. Positions in this function research develop and maintain clinical pharmacy programs, such as drug utilization review, health outcomes, disease state management, care management, and other specialty programs. Research new prescription drugs or new applications of exist...
Description Description A Pharmacy student prepares intravenous admixtures, enters medication orders and maintains patient profiles. Assists the pharmacist in medication dispensing and order filling. Follows department policy and procedure for preparing and dispensing pharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Develops and maintains pharmacy information system order ent...
Description Description A pharmacy resident reviews and assesses medication orders, contacts physicians, nurses and other caregivers to facilitate care. A pharmacy resident assesses patient response to drug therapy and recommends changes or alternative therapy. A pharmacy resident provides drug related information. Maintains accurate and complete patient records. Recommends changes to drug therapy...
Job Details: The Pharmacist Clinical Specialist is responsible for coordinating specific clinical activities within the Inpatient Satellite pharmacy department, or is regularly scheduled to work in more than 2 pharmacy areas providing vacation relief. This P harmacist Clinical Specialist coordinates clinical activities, provides educational activities to patients and health care workers, provides...
Description Description Under the auspices of the Director of Pharmacy, the Staff Pharmacist is responsible for assuring that the pharmaceutical care needs of the patients of the Medical Center are met. Qualifications Current CA Pharmacist license Continuing education in pharmacy and contact with literature of pertinent nature such as professional and scientific journals Shall have experience in h...
Company Confidential Confidential, VA, 23075
Pharmacist Healthcare facility (150+ Beds) in Central Virginia is currently recruiting a full time Pharmacist. This position will provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care through drug distribution, patient counseling, and teaching. Pharmacist will fill orders for medications, monitor patient drug therapies, and provide drug information. This individual must have proven leadership ability, excelle...
A-LINE STAFFING IS CURRENTLY SEEKING PHARMACISTS FOR THE SCOTTSDALE, AZ AREA! +Bilingual Role / Spanish & English required+ JOB DESCRIPTION Receive transferred outbound placed calls by the Technician to counsel patients regarding system driven opportunties in their care. The PHARMACIST will be responsible for documenting and driving outcomes. They will initiate actions such as doctor faxes, patien...
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$82,000.00 - $135,408.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacist
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
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
Maintains records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, and registries of poisons, narcotics, and controlled drugs.
Dispenses medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals.
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