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...
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 ...
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...
Private Retail Pharmacy is looking for a Full Time Pharmacist in Charge. Friendly pharmacy. 3 to 4 Pharmacy Techs. 150 Scripts per day. Will be the solo Pharmacist. Schedule: Full Time Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm Every Other Saturday: 9am - 1pm No Nights! Compensation: $100k - $110k Salary + Full Benefit Package. Requirements: BS in Pharmacy or PharmD Licensed Pharmacist in the state ...
Role: Pharmacist Assignment: Pharmacy Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Bring your unique talents and perspectives to Humana and help us bring better healthcare solutions to our members. At Humana, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with members, provide professional advice, and enable positive outcomes in a growing organization. Humana’s innovative approach to Medicare Stars Pharmacy Progra...
Express Scripts Dublin, OH, 43016
Position Summary The Prior Authorization group provides clinical support for utilization management activities. This includes the responsibility for finalizing all denials of clinical prior authorization override requests for all utilization management programs in accordance with the plan sponsors benefit design. This involves direct communication with physicians and other health care profession...
Express Scripts St. Louis, MO
ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ran...
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...
Express Scripts, Inc. St. Louis, MO
ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ran...
Stanford Hospital Palo Alto, CA, 94306
As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the clinical pharmacist provides the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. Incumbents select, compound, manufacture, purchase, dispense, and/or preserve drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents; serve as members and consultants on treatment or diagnostic teams; dissemin...
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...
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...
Target Corp. Blaine, MN
Executive Staff Pharmacist, Part Time Pharmacist (Blaine, MN)( Job Number: PHA000844) JOIN US ANExecutive Staff Pharmacist, Part Time Pharmacist (Blaine, MN) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist Drive profitable pharmacy sales by ensuring a fast, accurate, and genuine interaction with every guest. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbr...
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...
UAB Health System Birmingham, AL
To supervise and evaluate pharmaceutical services in an assigned area. To ensure pharmacy operations conform to all applicable internal and external regulations, are fiscally sound and promote quality patient care. Provides pharmaceutical care as needed. Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and two (2) years of experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement....
Position Summary Provide clinical support and oversight for all utilization management (UM) activities. Responsible for finalizing all denials of clinical prior authorization override requests and overseeing the appeals and reconsideration processes. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide clinical support for the Prior Authorization department and for utilization management activities. This includes the ...
White County Medical Center Searcy, AR, 72149
Degree Required Education: Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a five year Baccalaureate degree or a six year Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Maintains a current license and continuing education credits required in the state of Arkansas. A graduate intern must be properly registered with the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. Training and Experience: Previous hospital experience as an int...
Category : Pharmacy Location/City : GA - Valdosta Id : 10018 PruittHealth Pharmacy Services - 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 well establis...
Oncology Pharmacist We are looking for highly motivated individuals interested in providing comprehensive direct patient care to leukemia, lymphoma, BMT, and other cancer patients. You will be responsible for management of adult patients, including: therapeutic drug monitoring; approved pharmacy managed protocols; review of chemotherapy orders for accuracy and completion; and provision of drug inf...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed acute tertiary care teaching hospital in Los Angeles, California. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides 24-hour services to all patient care areas. The department consists of decentralized satellite pharmacies, a drug use policy center, central hospital pharmacy, 2 outpatient cancer centers and 4 outpatient pharmacies. The following technology and s...

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Pharmacist

Salaries

$82,000.00 - $137,700.00
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Education / Training

Doctorate
46.2%
Bachelor's
30.5%
Professional
15.2%
Master's
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