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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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JOB SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and...
JOB SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and...
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...
Pharm Pro Staffing Houston, TX
Job Description: PharmPro Staffing Inc, Provides Temporary and Permanent Staffing Solutions, throughout the health care industry. With over a decade of healthcare staffing experience, PharmPro Staffing Inc has become the leader in providing Temporary, Permanent, Per Diem, and Contract Staffing Services to healthcare facilities throughout the Country We are currently seeking Multiple Prior Author...
A-Line Staffing Solutions. Houston, TX
Job Description: A-Line Staffing is in need of 42 Pharmacists to start on January 2015! 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...
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...
Target Corp. Pikesville, MD
Executive Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)-Pikesville, MD( Job Number: PHA0008WQ) JOIN USAS AN EXECUTIVE PHARMACIST (FULL TIME) Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As an Executive Pharmacist, you'll take the lead as you… Become a trusted health care resource to Ta...
Express Scripts Liberty Lake, WA
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...
Express Scripts Dublin, OH
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 ranked as one of the "Most...
Express Scripts Liberty Lake, WA
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 ra...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
UAB Health System Birmingham, AL
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. Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement....
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77081
HC205987: Farmacia ETC, LLC Houston, TX See Below to Apply Pharmacist-in-Charge Manage all aspects of pharmacy. Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or oversee these activities. Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to determine formulas and processes, and to evaluate their suitability. Assess medications to determine ...
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II - Temp 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 Syste...

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Pharmacist

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$82,000.00 - $136,552.00
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Education / Training

Doctorate
46.5%
Bachelor's
30.5%
Professional
15%
Master's
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