Pharmacist Jobs

Pharmacist Job Overview

Pharmacists deliver medications to patients and advise them on side effects, proper use and contraindications. Pharmacy professionals also commonly counsel patients on healthy living, perform health and wellness checks and administer immunizations. The duties of pharmacist jobs typically include:

  • Filling prescriptions according to doctors' directions
  • Reviewing patients' other prescriptions to check for possible negative interactions
  • Informing patients on when and how to take their medications
  • Offering general health advice to patients
  • Providing vaccinations and flu shots
  • Filling out insurance paperwork and collaborating with insurers to see that patients get the prescriptions they need
  • Supervising pharmacy interns and technicians

Pharmacists work in the pharmacies of clinics, hospitals, grocery stores and retail drug stores. Similar occupations include biochemist jobs and pharmacy technician jobs.

Pharmacist Job Education Requirements

As with medical scientist jobs, pharmacy careers require a doctoral degree from an accredited program. To be admitted to a Doctor of Pharmacy, or Pharm.D., program, applicants must have at least two years of undergraduate work, although some programs require a bachelor's degree. The degree takes four years to complete and usually involves supervised internships at retail pharmacies and hospitals.

Upon graduation, pharmacists must obtain licensure by passing two exams: the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam, which tests pharmacological knowledge, and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam on pharmacy law. Pharmacists seeking clinical pharmacy or research positions usually also complete a one- or two-year fellowship upon graduation in a specialty area.

Pharmacist Job Market

Currently, the U.S. has 287,420 pharmacist jobs, and that number will grow by 14 percent by 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 14-percent figure is about average for all occupations. Three factors will contribute to growth in the profession: an aging population that requires more medication, increased incidence of chronic disease necessitating drug treatment, and the development of more and more new drugs. Hospitals and clinics will experience especially high demand for pharmacists, as they will need professionals to monitor patients' medications and handle duties like blood sugar and cholesterol testing.

Pharmacist Job Salary Information

Pharmacists made an average of $116,500 in 2013 according to the BLS. Those in the 90th percentile for earnings made $147,350, while those in the 10th percentile made $89,000. Pharmacists who work in general merchandise stores had the highest average salary, making $125,240, while those who work in electronic shopping and mail-order houses had the lowest average salary, making $111,820. The states with the highest-paying pharmacist jobs are Alaska ($133,030), California ($129,560), Maine ($127,520) and Vermont ($122,800).

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Oklahoma City, OK, 73127
OnePoint Patient Care is one of the pioneers in the hospice industry. Specializing in providing hospice pharmacy services since the Medicare benefit started in the 1980s, OnePoint Patient Care has grown to become one of the leading hospice pharmacies in the country. Our commitment to quality and superior service are unsurpassed in the industry. Transcribe, verify, and fill prescription orders. P...
San Antonio, TX, 78229
Unit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a PHARMACIST with flexibility and motivati...
A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO on January ! Ready to bring your Clinical Pharmacist skill set to a Fortune 12 company? This role may be the one for you! The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Advisor team, a leading-edge, start-up program for our client, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding the disease state(s) sup...
University Health System Houston, TX
Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES Manages the day-to-day operations of the Outpatient Pharmacy Service. Assures that all activities comply with the regulations of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, the Department of Public Safety, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the policies and procedures of University Health System. Job Requirements: Pharmacy licensure in the State of Texas ...
Cross Country TravCorps - Allied Division San Francisco, CA
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Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32549
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Minneapolis, MN, 55401
The Clinical Pharmacist provides clinical advice and consulting services to assist with day-to-day pharmacy operations and benefits through project development and educating key health personnel on risk management to achieve departmental goals. Job Functions Perform clinical contract reviews for all lines of business (LOB) to ensure state pharmacy program regulatory compliance. Maintain and admi...
Detroit, MI, 48226
The Clinical Pharmacist provides clinical advice and consulting services to assist with day-to-day pharmacy operations and benefits through project development and educating key health personnel on risk management to achieve departmental goals. Job Functions Perform clinical contract reviews for all lines of business (LOB) to ensure state pharmacy program regulatory compliance. Maintain and admi...
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
The Clinical Pharmacist provides clinical advice and consulting services to assist with day-to-day pharmacy operations and benefits through project development and educating key health personnel on risk management to achieve departmental goals. Job Functions Perform clinical contract reviews for all lines of business (LOB) to ensure state pharmacy program regulatory compliance. Maintain and admi...
Chicago, IL, 60604
The Clinical Pharmacist provides clinical advice and consulting services to assist with day-to-day pharmacy operations and benefits through project development and educating key health personnel on risk management to achieve departmental goals. Job Functions Perform clinical contract reviews for all lines of business (LOB) to ensure state pharmacy program regulatory compliance. Maintain and admi...
Boston, MA, 02298
Under the supervision of the Outpatient Pharmacy Administrative Director and/or Pharmacy Manager, and according to department policies, and procedures, and guidelines, is responsible for the compounding and dispensing of prescribed pharmaceuticals. Responsible for checking all medication prior to dispensing and delivery. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharm...
MIDSTONE STAFFING LLC San Francisco, CA
Job description Unique opportunity as sole Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager to open and operate a small independent retail pharmacy located in the Raleigh/Durham metropolitan area for an innovative software company. You will be working with an incredible team and will be expected to perform well in a fast paced environment. Compensation and bonus(es) are highly competitive and will be determined ...
Raleigh, NC, 27603
Job description Unique opportunity as sole Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager to open and operate a small independent retail pharmacy located in the Raleigh/Durham metropolitan area for an innovative software company. You will be working with an incredible team and will be expected to perform well in a fast paced environment. Compensation and bonus(es) are highly competitive and will be determined ...
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
Do you have PBM or Health Plan experience? 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 Drug Formulary, and/or recommend codes for pharmaceutical based reporting. The employee may write drug monographs for Committee review; develop an...
Cross Country TravCorps has a great opportunity for a licensed Pharmacist in Las Cruces, NM! This position is in an General Pharmacist setting. Pharmacists who travel with Cross Country TravCorps enjoy the adventure of new cities and the rewards of an excellent benefits package that includes: Free, Private Housing Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Pres...
Marten Transport Virginia, VA
Description:TravelNone Experience1-2 Years Job TypePer Diem IndustryHealthcare / Health Services DescriptionUnit: Pharmacy Flexible Per Diem RN Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area!- Competitive Pay Rate- First Called / Last Canceled- 401k w/ Company Match- Weekly Pay / Direct DepositLooking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be in...
Marten Transport San Antonio, TX
Description:TravelNone Experience1-2 Years Job TypePer Diem IndustryHealthcare / Health Services DescriptionUnit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area!- Competitive Pay Rate- First Called / Last Canceled- 401k w/ Company Match- Weekly Pay / Direct DepositLooking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept chan...

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Pharmacist

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$82,000.00 - $136,552.00
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Education / Training

Doctorate
46.5%
Bachelor's
30.5%
Professional
15%
Master's
4.7%
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