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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Unit: PHARMACY / PHARMACISTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM LOCAL CONTRACT 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 flexibili...
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...
Title/Unit: Clinical Pharmacist / ER Shift: Full-time, Variable Shift Facility Description: JFK Medical Center has evolved into a 460-bed acute care medical/surgical facility and healthcare complex specializing in cardiovascular care, neuroscience, oncology services, orthopedics and bariatrics. JFK Medical Center is also a teaching facility for medical residents. Our level of service and team...
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 well-established and reputable compounding pharmacy in Anaheim Hills/Fullerton area is looking for a full-time pharmacist. We are looking for an applicant that is REQUIRED to have compounding experience and strong retail background, superior customer service skills, excellent leadership skills, energetic, and a team player. The candidate will be required to do marketing, marketing background is ...
Cross Country TravCorps Allied Division Baltimore, MD
We feature the latest hourly employment listings from across the web and showcase them here as a resource for job seekers. Some companies only advertise jobs locally and some job sites focus on gathering those local job listings so it's easy for job seekers to find jobs close to home. Our listings are carefully organized by city and state so that you can easily find employment close to where you l...
GLC HEALTHCARE Appleton, WI
Job Description: Description Review and interpret prescription information as entered by the data entry pharmacy technicians to ensure all prescriptions are accurate and complete. Reviews drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions and high dose prescriptions and resolves each situation. Phone doctor office or patient concerning the drug interaction or allergy. Request an affidavit from the physicia...
Supplemental Health Care Commerce City, CO
Description: We are looking for an experienced Pharmacist to act as a Lead Pharmacist in a busy call center in Denver Colorado. The Lead Pharmacist will focus on being a clinical contact managing a team of Pharmacists and Registered Nurses and will be responsible for the overall operations of the team. Duties include acting as the initial point of contact for clients to address concerns in areas ...
Soliant Aberdeen, WA
Inpatient Staff Pharmacist-Olympia, Shelton, Aberdeen, WA-Contract We are seeking an Inpatient Staff Pharmacist for an open job at one our clients in the Olympia, Shelton, Aberdeen, WA area. This position requires: *At least 2 years of inpatient hospital experience *Bs of Sc or Pharm D *Previous Meditech Experience is beneficial *Full Time availability *Flexible schedule Interested candidat...
Cardinal Health Marlborough, MA
Description JOB TITLE: Pharmacist III 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 Healt...
Rutland Regional Medical Center Rutland, VT, 05701
72 hours per two week pay period. Assumes a variety of clinical and distributive functions. The pharmacist will be responsible as a proactive health care team member, striving to identify, resolve and/or prevent potential and/or actual drug related problems. Minimum Education § Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science degree or PharmD. Minimum Work Experience § Previ...
Adventist Health System Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Staff Pharmacist shall support the mission of the department, hospital, and health-system by preventing, identifying and resolving drug related problems to assure patients safety, improve patients satisfaction, optimize patients outcome and minimize cost. Works in the main Pharmacy, as well as in patient care areas. Will perform all functions of a registered pharmacist i...
Vibra Healthcare Inc. Mandan, ND, 58554
At Vibra Healthcare, we're on a first name basis. Our managers greet you by your first name and know why you’re passionate about healthcare. Throughout your day, you collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to create a course of recovery for the patient you know so well. Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas is seeking a Pharmacist to join our team. This is a Per Diem position . Key job responsibi...
Description Assists the pharmacist in the daily activities of the pharmacy. Duties include cart fill, stock replenishment, purchasing, IV admixture, hourly deliveries, and interactions with other departments. All technician functions are under the supervision of a Tennessee licensed pharmacist and in accordance with state and federal law. This is a PRN position. Works rotating shifts as needed. ...
Description This is a 40 hr/wk, days shift position in our Pharmacy Department. We offer student loan repayment assistance! Position is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy support as a part of the provision of pharmaceutical care. Support includes providing drug information to healthcare providers and patients, representing Pharmacy on committees, coordinating data collection, evaluatio...
Description This is a 40 hr/wk, days shift position in our Pharmacy Department. We offer student loan repayment assistance! Position is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy support as a part of the provision of pharmaceutical care. Support includes providing drug information to healthcare providers and patients, representing Pharmacy on committees, coordinating data collection, evaluatio...
Description St. Mary's Medical Center is a 463-bed acute-care hospital with more than 1550 employees providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, oncology, pediatric, trauma and emergency services for every stage of life, from its very beginnings through every phase of childhood and adulthood. Our combination of advanced medical technologies, highly trained personnel, and compassionate commitment ha...
Description St. Mary's Medical Center is a 463-bed acute-care hospital with more than 1550 employees providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, oncology, pediatric, trauma and emergency services for every stage of life, from its very beginnings through every phase of childhood and adulthood. Our combination of advanced medical technologies, highly trained personnel, and compassionate commitment ha...
Description A Pharmacist is responsible for reviewing and assessing medication orders, contacting physicians, nurses and other caregivers to facilitate care, assessesing patient response to drug therapy and recommending changes or alternative therapy. Other responsibilities includecompounding and dispensing medication, providing drug related information, and supervising the work of support sta...
Description Responsible for assuring that the drug therapy needs of the patients are met. Ensures the prompt and accurate delivery of medications to patients and supervises the work of supportive personnel. Reviews patient medication profiles for appropriateness of therapy. Performs clinical pharmaceutical interventions as assigned. Acts as a drug information resource person to patients, medical ...

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Pharmacist

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Doctorate
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30.5%
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