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...
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 ...
Description A Pharmacist is responsible for reviewing and assessing medication orders, contacting physicians, nurses and other caregivers to facilitate care, assessesing patient response to drug therapy and recommending changes or alternative therapy. Other responsibilities includecompounding and dispensing medication, providing drug related information, and supervising the work of support sta...
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...
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 PHARMACIST-CLINICAL Clinical pharmacists are responsible for the safe, accurate, and rational utilization of medications. These responsibilities encompass the procurement, distribution, monitoring, and destruction of medication. Clinical pharmacists have daily responsibility for the supervision of Pharmacy Technicians. Clinical Pharmacists specialized services include: advising physi...
Description Dispenses all medications to patients including inpatient unit doses, intravenous admixtures, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, and outpatient prescriptions to assure patients get appropriate drugs in a timely manner. Oversees the filling of all stock requisitions to assure appropriate handling. Provides clinical pharmacy service including drug information, Drug Usage Evaluation data c...
Description: Clinical Pharmacy! Formulary Development! Irvine! As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) The Clinical...
A-Line Staffing is in need of 19 State registered Pharmacists to start ASAP at a Mail order pharmacy in Solon, OH! These positions will be Mon-Fri 40hrs per week! You will be handling Insurance Verification's and Prior Authorizations. You must be comfortable working on the phones and computers. If you are interested please call me as soon as possible at 877-782-3334 or email your resume to David@...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) is a multi site, mission-driven non-profit organization with nearly 600 employees whose primary focus is providing the highest quality patient care to a culturally diverse population throughout the Merrimack Valley. GLFHC is seeking a bilingual (English / Spanish) Clinical Pharmacist to join our team! Clinical pharmacists work closely with patien...
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center is a unique hospital offering state-of-the-art, family centered Perinatal and Medical/Surgical services. Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center continues to be rated by its patients in the top 99th percentile, nationwide, for satisfaction and quality. A joint project of Sutter Health and Santa Cruz Medical Clinic, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center was completed and op...
Clinical Oncology Pharmacist: Our client hospital located in Massachusetts offers a comprehensive range of general and specialty services for medical, surgical, pediatric and obstetrical patients. Sophisticated diagnostic testing services and state-of-the-art procedures are available in one centralized location all within a highly sophisticated and automated state of the art brand new pharmacy ra...
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital serving the residents of Tracy since 1954. Sutter Tracy Community Hospital has a total of 82 inpatient beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital affiliated with Sutter Health in 1993. The Staff Pharmacist I participates in all operational activities...
Looking for an elderly pharmacist to work part time. A semi-retired pharmacist would be a good candidate. This to check remote locations so a lot of sitting and checking monitors. Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team; monitoring patient drug therapies. Duties: * Prepares medications by reviewing and inte...
A-Line Staffing is currently in need of 6 Pharmacists to work in San Antonio, TX. These positions are Mon-Fri 40hrs per week. Compensation is very well on these positions. You will be working in a closed door setting in an office environment. I have listed below the job summary for you to review. If you are interested please call me or email me right away at ***** or 877-782-333...
General Overview Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 150 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain, just 3.4 miles from the Longwood medical area, and across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of the surrounding communities by offering comprehensive medic...
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PHARMACIST - Jersey City, NJ. Retirees welcome. Profit. Call 201-658-6221 or 201-725-8121 or fax 201-222-6645 *****...
Description: Specialty Pharmacy! Unique Opportunity! OptumRx! As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) The Clinical ...
Description: Specialty Pharmacy! Unique Opportunity! OptumRx! As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) The Clinical ...

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Pharmacist

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