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
Job Title: Pharmacist Position Description Participates in continuous improvement processes by providing input for procedural changes. Other duties related to Pharmacy as assigned and as required by the Board of Pharmacy. Job experience in Drug Distribution preferred. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Please note this position is located in a warehouse in Wauk...
PHARMACIST - HOSPITAL Community based acute care hospital located in Vermont as created a new position and is presently recruiting for a Pharmacist to work a traditional day shift rotating schedule. All pharmacists will be expected to participate in clinical and operational activities. This is to include review of medication therapy for appropriateness of indication, dosing, route, toxicity and dr...
Oversee all aspects of the retail pharmacy department with cross-over into the compounding department where applicable. The Retail and Wellness Pharmacist works under the direction of the Pharmacist Owners and Director of Operations to assist in pharmacy operations by supporting the mission, vision, and values of Ladd Family Pharmacy. In addition to comprehensive pharmaceutical care through fillin...
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...
Our client is an acute care hospital looking for a clinical pharmacist. for this position you must possess a current (or eligible) New Mexico Pharmacist license and IV certification. Hospital experience required. In this role you will dispense and monitor medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals as ordered by qualified prescribers and provides interpretation, information education and advice...
General Overview: The clinical pharmacist will work in a team oriented environment. The employee will monitor FDA-approvals, drug manufacturer pipelines, and assess drug utilization reports, in order to develop and execute the Highmark Drug Formulary, and/or recommend codes for pharmaceutical based reporting. The employee may write drug monographs for Committee review; develop and implement Highma...
The primary responsibility of the Pharmacist is to ensure accuracy when performing all duties associated with the dispensing of pharmaceuticals, provide customer service to patients and healthcare professionals, and provide leadership and guidance to supporting staff. These functions include but are not limited to: Interpreting physicians’ prescriptions. Contacting doctors or other prescribers and...
Long Term Care Pharmacy has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Pharmacist. LTC experience preferred. Great opportunity for growth. Rotating Shifts plus work every other weekend. Competitive Benefits Package including PTO, Health/Dental/Vision, 401K, Life and Disability Insurance....
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....
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...
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 entry and repor...
Description 1. Provides clinical services through participating in drug utilization and evaluation. Documents intervention/outcome. 2. Prepares, dispenses, and monitors medication; interpreting prescriptions correctly and in a timely manner. 3. Supervises and optimizes the workload of the pharmacy technicians 4. Assures the timeliness of processing prescriptions and works to improve customer satis...
Description Atlanta Medical Center comprises of 2 acute care hospital campuses with a total of 762 beds, Atlanta Medical Center Main and Atlanta Medical Center South. Together, Atlanta Medical Center is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia. We are an organization that has a Culture of Caring. If you are in your profession because you care about your patients, you care about quality,...
Job ID: 444333 Business Unit: Allina Health Pharmacy Opened: 12/23/2013 Location: Mpls (ANW Heart) Pharmacy Department: Full/Part Time: Part-Time Standard Hours: 24.00 Union Position? N Regular/Temporary: Regular Introduction Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated...
Our client is currently seeking a PHARMACIST III. This job will have the following responsibilities: Review and approve prescriptions in a highly automated environment. Monday-Friday schedule Qualifications & Requirements: AZ Registered Pharmacist Experience working with Prior Authorizations Minimum 1 year of experience in a mail order setting...
Job Description A pharmacist is responsible for: The procurement, distribution, and control of all pharmaceuticals used within the North Shore Medical Center. The evaluation and dissemination of comprehensive information about drugs and their use to the institution’s staff and patients. The monitoring, evaluation, and assurance of the quality of drug use. These functions are carried out in coopera...
Acute Care & Specialty Hospitals: Memorial Hermann Southwest City/Facility: Houston Post Code: 77074 Address: 7600 Beechnut St. Houston, Texas 77074 Map: Show on map Clinical Department or Specialty: Pharmacy Job Type: Full Time Post Date: 03/11/2014 JOB DESCRIPTION DATE: 01/01/14 TITLE: Pharmacist II /Supp Pharmacist (Premier) Position Number: PH1301/PH1303 Overtime Eligible: Yes PTO Status: Non-...
CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Bachelor of Science degree or PharmD from ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and one (1) year experience is required. *Licensed by Texas State...
About WakeMed WakeMed Health & Hospitals , located in Raleigh, North Carolina is an 870+ bed private, not-for-profit network of medical centers, ambulatory care centers and outpatient facilities, representing the largest health system in greater Raleigh, North Carolina. Our system includes over 7,600 nurses, technologists, medical support staff, and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians who repres...
Description: Program Development! MTM! Irvine! As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Monday - Friday, Business Hours...
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$82,000.00 - $135,890.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacist
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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
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Reviews prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
Dispenses medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals.
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