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...
A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO! These positions will be Monday - Friday 40hrs a week. All of the positions are located in SAN ANTONIO, TX. We are looking for pharmacists that are comfortable working in an office environment. Positions are compensating great and growth opportunities are available. If you or someone you may know of is looking for a pharmacist op...
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...
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 ...
NICU Pharmacist Just north of Miami, FL Top Children’s Hospital! $90,000 - $110,000+ (DOE) Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Pharmacist to take on the role of NICU Pharmacist with a highly reputable Children’s Hospital. NICU / Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Pharmacist: $90,000 - $110,000+ Salary Range (Salary DOE) Top Children’s Hospital just north of Mia...
A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO on January ! Ready to bring your Clinical Pharmacist skill set to a Fortune 12 company? This role may be the one for you! The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Advisor team, a leading-edge, start-up program for our client, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding the disease state(s) sup...
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 is unsurpassed in the industry. Provide clinical consultative services to patients an...
A-Line Staffing Solutions is seeking Clinical Pharmacists for a leading PBM with offices in Scottsdale, AZ The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in this leading-edge, start-up program, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding the disease state(s) supported by the program. Through the use of sophisticated modeling and systems, we are able to identify members who meet the ...
Unit: Pharmacy Flexible Per Diem RN Jobs 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 nurse with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no f...
A-Line Staffing Solutions Houston, TX
Job Description: A-Line Staffing Solutions is seeking Clinical Pharmacists for a leading PBM with offices in San Antonio, TX The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in this leading-edge, start-up program, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding the disease state(s) supported by the program. Through the use of sophisticated modeling and systems, we are able to identify me...
Elevating patient care to an art requires the concerted skills, dedication and passion of people in every discipline. At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, our pharmacists are vital members of the total patient care team. Their expertise is critical to achieving the exceptional patient care for which we are known and trusted. Our world-class Pharmacy Department includes six satellite pharmacies, the Dru...
Supplemental Health Care Ambler, PA
Description: Supplemental Health Care is hiring a licensed Pharmacist for a renowned hospital in Philadelphia for a temporary position to work for nine weeks. This is a full- time job to gain experience at a reputable health system. Create a unique and flexible schedule by working nights and giving yourself the daytime to enjoy. If you are looking for some quick money around the holidays, give me...
Humana Inc. San Juan, PR
Pharmacist (Bilingual with active Pharmacist license in PR) - San Juan Requisition ID 135453 Business Overview Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana belie...
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Under general direction, compounds and dispenses pharmaceutical preparations and supplies for patients of the Ventura County Medical Center, Mental Health, and other County Departments. Distinguishing Characteristics: This classification differs from Pharmacist I in that the incumbent is involved in the evaluation of specific patient drug therapy and ...
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...
To provide patient-focused pharmacy services including monitoring of therapy, interventions, basic pharmacokinetics, education and medication distribution. To support the mission, activities and programs of the division, department and the Hospital. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Posting Salary Minimum 91...
Knowledge and Skills: Education: PharmD or BS in pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy. Years of Experience: Hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. Licenses and Certifications: A current pharmacy state license in the state of practice. UC Medical Center - 234 Goodman Street - Cincinnati, OH...
A-Line Staffing Solutions. Houston, TX
Job Description: A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in Scottsdale, AZ on January 19! Ready to bring your Clinical Pharmacist skill set to a Fortune 12 company? This role may be the one for you! The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Advisor team, a leading-edge, start-up program for our client, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding t...
A-Line Staffing Solutions. Houston, TX
Job Description: A-Line Staffing is in need of 9 Pharmacists to start in SAN ANTONIO on January ! Ready to bring your Clinical Pharmacist skill set to a Fortune 12 company? This role may be the one for you! The role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Advisor team, a leading-edge, start-up program for our client, is to provide support and consultation to targeted members regarding the di...
Marten Transport Portland, OR
Add To BasketApply NowJavaScript enabled browser required.## DescriptionJob TitlePharmacist - Flex PharmacistDepartmentInpatient PharmacyLocationHRC 9D40Work Unit DescriptionWork Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range******This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)******This is a flexible (0.0 FTE) positi...

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