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 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...
People want to be treated like individuals. At Cigna, we get that. That’s why we embrace and encourage peoples’ uniqueness, helping to give them the strength and confidence to show the world who they really are. The coverage, expertise and services we provide are at the very core of how we help people achieve their full potential – and ultimately, improve their health, well-being and sense of secu...
People want to be treated like individuals. At Cigna, we get that. That’s why we embrace and encourage peoples’ uniqueness, helping to give them the strength and confidence to show the world who they really are. The coverage, expertise and services we provide are at the very core of how we help people achieve their full potential – and ultimately, improve their health, well-being and sense of secu...
Category : Pharmacy Location/City : GA - Valdosta Id : 9728 PruittHealth and United Pharmacy Services of Valdosta is seeking an experienced Staff Pharmacist to join our dedicated team of Long Term Care Dispensing Pharmacists in our Award Winning Pharmacy professionals in Valdosta, GA! We offer Top-Tier Compensation and Benefits: 401K Profit Sharing Career Advancement Opportunities with a we...
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...
Looking for an infusion pharmacist in SW Houston. You must have strong IV skills and a recent background with IV admixture. If you meet these requirements and have full-time availability, please do apply. This position is expected to last 10-13 weeks. Location: Sugarland, TX Schedule: Full-time, 40 hour weeks. evening shifts; with some weekends Start-date: Immediate Duties: IV admixture; super...
Job Overview: This position is accountable for supporting Pharmacy clinical management. The responsibilities include assisting in formulary management, medication therapy management, utilization management, research and collaboration with disease management and medical management. Major Responsibilities: Supports the pharmacy formulary management program, medication therapy management program, ...
We Want You! Two Excellent Pharmacist Opportunities at Fort Sam Houston Army Base, located in beautiful San Antonio, TX! Clinical Pharmacist will be providing services to active/non-active servicemen and women and their families--All Tricare beneficiaries. Why You Will Want Us............ Location, location, location! Terrific Schedule! Clinic Open M- F Days; Closed Federal Holidays Excellent...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
Clinical Staff Pharmacist - 7 days on, 7 days off night shift - St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton WI - 14000OM Description Ministry Health Care/Affinity Health Care is a dynamic healthcare system that includes 15 hospitals and comprehensive home care services throughout Central/Northern/Eastern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our values driven system, centered on patient care and patient outcomes includ...
Compounding Pharmacist (USP 795/797, GMP Experience) ABOUT THE JOB: Stokes Pharmacy is a full-service compounding pharmacy delivering to patients nationwide and specializing in the custom formulation of prescription medicines for humans and animals. Stokes compounds preparations in many different dosage forms such as sterile ophthalmics and injections, oral suspensions, tablets, capsules, cream...
Summary: Provides and coordinates pharmaceutical services. Performs pharmaceutical care activities for customers / patients within the service area and monitors, documents and reports patient outcomes, provides or coordinates the dispensing of medications, home medical equipment and ancillary supplies within the customer service site area and participates in on-call schedule Essential Duties and...
The Oncology Clinical Pharmacist will provide oncology pharmacy services to ambulatory and inpatient oncology patients. This includes: the verification of provider medication and chemotherapy orders; oversight of the pharmacy technicians; optimizing drug therapy by identifying, resolving and preventing drug related problems; counseling patients and providing drug information as needed. MINIMUM RE...
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...

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Pharmacist

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