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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy We are looking for an experienced infusion pharmaci...
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...
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...
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. Provide clinical consultative services to patients a...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $85,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Los Angeles, CA; Culver City, CA Full-Time $85,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy Great Mon-Fri day shift position ...
Pharmacy Job Opportunity: Miami Beach Pharmacy is hiring a full time Pharmacist with four years plus experience. We offer competitive starting salary based on experience. Duties & Responsibilities 1. Execute day-to-day operations in the pharmacy (the pharmacy is a retail and closed door pharmacy) as they pertain to workflow, production quotas, and deadlines. 2. Ensure that the pharmacy is in c...
Position Description: Job Summary: This position is a dual position (50%:50%) with direct dispensing and patient care duties within Lumicera Health Services and PBM responsibilities within Navitus Health Solutions. Navitus: The Clinical Staff Pharmacist is responsible for providing the pharmacotherapy expertise for the pharmacy program by assisting with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Commi...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a Pharmacist in Overland Park, KS!!! This job will have the following responsibilities: Assist with network participation, care with specialty networks, providers and using your knowledge of pharmacy plan design. Recommend services for plan members utilizing alternatives available within the community and nationally. Identify potentially unnecessary servic...
Position reports to the Pharmacy Manager and assists with the management of pharmacy operations and staff for assigned department. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: - Assist in the successful operation of the department including maximizing gross margins, ensuring sales production, and controlling inventory and expenses. - Supervise the accurate and efficient f...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking an Infusion Pharmacist in the Atlanta, GA area with one of our best Healthcare clients!! Responsibilities: 1 IN CUMMING 1 IN ATLANTA 1 IN DECATUR RESOURCE/PRN FLOAT PHARMACIST POSITIONS – REGION A – HILLANDALE, DECATUR, ROCKDALE REGION B – ATLANTA, MIDTOWN, CAMP CREEK, FAYETTEVILLE REGION C – CANTON, COBB, DOUGLASVILLE, MARIETTA, PAULDING REGION D – A...
The Judge Group is currently seeking a Pharmacist - Intermediate in San Diego, California. This job will have the following responsibilities: Fulfillment of prescription orders Create order, accesses, inputs, and retrieves prescription information from a computer system Consult with customers, patients, and/or physicians regarding use of medicaations and drug interactions Prioritize and organ...
Clinical Pharmacist-Pharmacy Retail 22 Bramhall Facility: - Maine Medical Center Location: - Portland, ME Department: - Pharmacy Retail 22 Bramhall Schedule: - Full Time, Salaried Shift: - Rotating (Day/Evening) Hours: - Job Details: - Clinical Pharmacist, Community Maine Medical Center Portland, Maine Join us at Maine Medical Center and take the lead in developing, growing and promotin...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist STATUS: Exempt REPORTS TO: Pharmacist In Charge GENERAL: In conjunction with Managers supervise staff manage workflow and production and staff scheduling in adherence with company policies and procedures. Supervise compounding and labeling processes and provide training for new employees. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervise pharmacy technicians’ preparation of sterile intrave...
Requisition Number13752 Reg/TempTemporary Employment TypePart-Time ShiftTemporary Work ScheduleInpatient and Infusion staffing available 7 days a week CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentHCH IPC 60P PHARMACY- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education....
Requisition Number14234 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleDays, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays CitySalt Lake City StateUtah DepartmentUCC ISC 80A PHARMACY ADMIN- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this...
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 ...
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 ...
Description Job Summary: Interpret and evaluate medication orders for patients of St. Christophers Hospital for Children and consult with necessary healthcare professionals as necessary to optimize drug pharmacotherapy. Routinely participate in patient care rounds and other pharmacy related projects. Support activities of pharmacists and technicians to assure accurate compounding and dispensing ...
DescriptionInterprets physician medication orders. Acts as drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals. Qualifications Current Pharmacist license in the State of Alabama or the ability to obtain required. Must maintain AL Board of Pharmacy Parenteral Certification. Previous e...
Description 1. Prepares, dispenses, and monitors medication; interpreting physician orders correctly and in a timely manner. 2. Provides clinical services through participating in drug utilization and evaluation. Documents the intervention and outcome. Remains current with industry developments. 3. Clarifies questionable orders with physician. 4. Supervises and optimizes the workload of the ph...

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Pharmacist

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Education / Training

Doctorate
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30.5%
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