Pharmacist Jobs

Pharmacist Job Overview

Pharmacists deliver medications to patients and advise them on side effects, proper use and contraindications. Pharmacy professionals also commonly counsel patients on healthy living, perform health and wellness checks and administer immunizations. The duties of pharmacist jobs typically include:

  • Filling prescriptions according to doctors' directions
  • Reviewing patients' other prescriptions to check for possible negative interactions
  • Informing patients on when and how to take their medications
  • Offering general health advice to patients
  • Providing vaccinations and flu shots
  • Filling out insurance paperwork and collaborating with insurers to see that patients get the prescriptions they need
  • Supervising pharmacy interns and technicians

Pharmacists work in the pharmacies of clinics, hospitals, grocery stores and retail drug stores. Similar occupations include biochemist jobs and pharmacy technician jobs.

Pharmacist Job Education Requirements

As with medical scientist jobs, pharmacy careers require a doctoral degree from an accredited program. To be admitted to a Doctor of Pharmacy, or Pharm.D., program, applicants must have at least two years of undergraduate work, although some programs require a bachelor's degree. The degree takes four years to complete and usually involves supervised internships at retail pharmacies and hospitals.

Upon graduation, pharmacists must obtain licensure by passing two exams: the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam, which tests pharmacological knowledge, and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam on pharmacy law. Pharmacists seeking clinical pharmacy or research positions usually also complete a one- or two-year fellowship upon graduation in a specialty area.

Pharmacist Job Market

Currently, the U.S. has 287,420 pharmacist jobs, and that number will grow by 14 percent by 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 14-percent figure is about average for all occupations. Three factors will contribute to growth in the profession: an aging population that requires more medication, increased incidence of chronic disease necessitating drug treatment, and the development of more and more new drugs. Hospitals and clinics will experience especially high demand for pharmacists, as they will need professionals to monitor patients' medications and handle duties like blood sugar and cholesterol testing.

Pharmacist Job Salary Information

Pharmacists made an average of $116,500 in 2013 according to the BLS. Those in the 90th percentile for earnings made $147,350, while those in the 10th percentile made $89,000. Pharmacists who work in general merchandise stores had the highest average salary, making $125,240, while those who work in electronic shopping and mail-order houses had the lowest average salary, making $111,820. The states with the highest-paying pharmacist jobs are Alaska ($133,030), California ($129,560), Maine ($127,520) and Vermont ($122,800).

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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...
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 are unsurpassed in the industry. Transcribe, verify, and fill prescription orders. P...
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 are unsurpassed in the industry. Transcribe, verify, and fill prescription orders. P...
A-Line Staffing is in need of great candidates for Pharmacist / RPH roles in the Scottsdale, Arizona area. We are looking for Pharmacists who are flexible to work a night shift - we have full time and part time positions available. These RPH roles have an immediate start and will be working Monday - Friday starting at 8PM. The compensation for these Pharmacist / RPH opportunities will be at a comp...
JOB TITLE: Lead Pharmacist III (7on/7off Overnight) Remote Pharmacy Services, Marlborough, Massachusetts 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 ...
JOB TITLE: Staff Pharmacist III (Lead Pharmacist 7on/7off Overnight) Remote Pharmacy Services, Livonia, Michigan 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 P...
Cardinal Health , Inc. Romulus, MI
Description JOB TITLE: Staff Pharmacist III (Lead Pharmacist 7on/7off Overnight) Remote Pharmacy Services, Livonia, Michigan 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: He...
Cardinal Health , Inc. Marlborough, MA
Description JOB TITLE: Lead Pharmacist III (7on/7off Overnight) Remote Pharmacy Services, Marlborough, Massachusetts 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 Sys...
Responsible for performing all duties necessary to provide for the effective daily operation of all departmental services and programs. Responsible for identifying potential and existing drug related problems and taking appropriate actions to prevent or resolve them. Minimum Qualifications Education: Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. Experience: Licensure: Current Missouri Pha...
Work with members of the healthcare team to provide safe and effective drug therapy to patients and co-workers. Serve as a drug information resource to pharmacy, hospitalists, case managers, nursing, and medical staff co-workers and patients. Assist and support Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in continuing the transition to a collaborative care model which will include a close working relationship with ...
Pharmacist This position is responsible for performing the Clinical Pharmacist I functions as prescribed by law and regulation for Oklahoma and in accordance with the objectives, planning, and directives assigned to the areas of responsibility assigned by the Director. Minimum Qualifications Education: Requires a Bachelor Degree. Experience: Hospital clinical experience or Internship in Hospit...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. W...
This position is responsible for performing the Clinical Pharmacist I functions as prescribed by law and regulation for Oklahoma and in accordance with the objectives, planning, and directives assigned to the areas of responsibility assigned by the Director. Minimum Qualifications Education: Requires a Bachelor Degree. Experience: Hospital clinical experience or Internship in Hospital Pharmacy ...
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...
         Basic Function:          The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist works under the supervision of the Director of            The Pharmacy. He/she assists the Director with achieving department goals and          objectives regarding appropriate use of agents utilized to treat          hematology/oncology patients.           The Clinical Onco...
Bachelor's Degree Oversees the preparation and dispensing of medication, medication order verification , insures the monitoring of patient medication therapy. Acts as a resource for the provision of medication information for patients, physicians, nurses, and other healthcarre professionals. Identifies, recommends, resolves, and prevents meeication realted problems through intervention with the p...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. W...
Pharmacist (Clinical Specialist) - Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (PACT) Columbus, GA Duties: This position is located in the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) Community Base Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Columbus, GA. The Pharmacist (Clinical Specialist) - Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (PACT) serves as a provider with prescribing privileges as outlined in the individual's Sc...
Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist (Overnight Pharmacist) West Haven, CT Duties: The clinical pharmacist functions independently with prescribing privileges under a scope of practice in the acute care setting. The clinical pharmacist is fully responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining highly innovate and progressive clinical pharmacy programs in their assigned area by implementing rationa...
Bachelor's degree in pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy Certification/Licensure/Registration JOB SUMMARY Responsible for narcotic control for both Anesthesia and OR staff. Provides drug information, prepares sterile products, maintains stock supplies and performs computer tasks on a daily basis participation on committees, evaluate relevant drugs being considered for addition the formulary, resp...

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