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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746 Pharmacist jobs found on Monster.

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-Looking for a compounding and retail pharmacist for a new compounding pharmacy in Maryland. Competitive salary with significant bonus opportunity. 9-5 (m-fri). Compounding experience required....
The Operations Pharmacist is responsible for complete and accurate processing of prescription orders in regards to unique packaging and Medication Administration Records. The ideal pharmacist candidate must successfully work independently as well as in a group setting. The pharmacist is willing to contribute to the growth and success of a unique closed door, long-term care pharmacy that serves a d...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 2 Pharmacists in Phoenix, Arizona! This Pharmacist Position will be any 8 hour shift Monday - Friday between 5a - 7p (Looking for Flexibility). This Pharmacist position will be compensated between $45 - 50 Per hour. This Pharmacist opportunity is a great chance to get into a big time company. If you are interested in learning more about this position then please cont...
We are a rapidly growing retail pharmacy seeking a team-oriented Registered Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians to direct pharmacy operations and services; provide pharmaceutical information and therapies to patients; keep health professionals informed and direct and train staff pharmacists and technicians. Pay structure for this supervisor-level position includes generous compensation and bonus....
PCA Choice Pharmacy is looking for a full time 3rd shift pharmacist to join our long term care team to work 7-on, 7-off. Candidate must be a friendly and customer service oriented person who works well independently and as part of a team. Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced and changing environment is required. Ability to work and communicate wel...
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Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX Staff Pharmacist - FT Days Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, Northwest Behavioral Health Center and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center. We are committed to the care and improvem...
Description PHARMACIST - STAFF PHARMACY Routinely enters all required patient demographic information, including allergies, height and weight. Able to generate all required reports: MAR, drug usage, food-drug interaction, etc. necessary for daily review. Follows established policies regarding the filling of new medication orders, requests for refills, and missing med requests. Accurately checks su...
STAFF PHARMACIST-PER DIEM MESILLA VALLEY HOSPITAL Las Cruces, NM Hospital setting! Every other weekend! Weekend Hours: Regularly scheduled every other weekend approx 4 hours 8am-Noon Sa & Sun. As needed week days to cover vacations. No on-call. An Attractive Hospital and Location. Mesilla Valley Hospital is a 130 bed psychiatric facility (52 adult and adolescent beds and 80 adolescent RTC beds) th...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Molecular Imaging Location: CA - Sacramento Req ID: 131999 Position Title: Pharmacist 3 Experience Level: Entry Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical...
Wyoming Medical Center has excellent career opportunities. Great Jobs! Equal Opportunity Employer Operating Room - RN Case Manager - RN Medical Social Worker (Masters MSW) Staff Pharmacist EMT-I & EMT-P Please apply online at www.wyomingmedicalcenter.org 307.577.2406...
Job Overview: An Albertsons/Savon Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws a...
Job Overview: An Albertsons/Savon Pharmacist efficiently manages the operations of the pharmacy, providing prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; actively participates in and supports clinical services; interacting with other health care professionals, supervising pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws a...
Modoc Medical Center, located in a beautiful area of northern California with access to great outdoor opportunities - hunting, fishing, camping and snow skiing, is looking for a full time experienced Pharmacist at our Acute Hospital. For more information, please visit us at www.modocmedicalcenter.org POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the CNO, the Staff Pharmacist is responsible for all area...
Excellent New Career Opportunities Available for Pharmacists in Brooklyn A renowned community hospital in Brooklyn, New York is hiring pharmacists with previous inpatient experience. Give us a call at (212) 766-0200 with any questions or upload your resume to apply today! Requirements: 2 years of experience working as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting. Must be New York State Licensed Pha...
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...
Company Confidential Farmington, MO, 63640
Fast-paced independently-owned long-term care pharmacy serving Southeast Missouri and beyond is looking for a pharmacist to join our team. Full-time day shift position with typical weekly schedule of four 10-hour shifts, with a periodic rotation to cover on-call and weekends. Must have a valid pharmacist license issued by the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy, BS in Pharmacy or Pharm-D degree. Pref...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II, Nuclear 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: Nuclear Pharmacy What Nuclear Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy is respons...
GTW is currently seeking a Staff Pharmacist to work at Ft Polk. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door at a very reputable military installation. GTW Consultants & Assoc. is an EOE. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Native preference under PL 93-638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. Minimum Qualifications: (To perform thi...
PHARMACIST Full Time LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY seeks PHARMACIST for 2 locations Cranford & South Plainfield, NJ Duties Include: • Assist and direct support staff in the production and dispensing of medication orders to facilities and residents • Practice appropriate drug utilization review and follow up • Assist and direct the support staff in the production • Ensure that teammates and facilities op...
Acute Care & Specialty Hospitals: Memorial Hermann The Woodlands City/Facility: The Woodlands Post Code: 77380 Address: 9250 Pinecroft The Woodlands, Texas 77380 Map: Show on map Clinical Department or Specialty: Pharmacy Job Type: Supplemental Post Date: 03/29/2014 Pharmacist - PRN/Supplemental (Various Shifts) -Days: 7a-3:30p -Evenings: 12:30p-11p or 12:30p-9p or 1:30p-12a -Weekends: either 9a-5...
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