2017 Pharmacists
Median Pay: US$121,500
Entry Level: Doctoral or professional degree
Summary
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.
Duties

Pharmacists typically do the following:

  • Fill prescriptions, verifying instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to give to patients
  • Check whether prescriptions will interact negatively with other drugs that a patient is taking or any medical conditions the patient has
  • Instruct patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine and inform them about potential side effects they may experience from taking the medicine
  • Give flu shots and, in most states, other vaccinations
  • Advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem
  • Complete insurance forms and work with insurance companies to ensure that patients get the medicines they need
  • Oversee the work of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training (interns)
  • Keep records and do other administrative tasks
  • Teach other healthcare practitioners about proper medication therapies for patients

Some pharmacists who own their pharmacy or manage a chain pharmacy spend time on business activities, such as inventory management. Pharmacists also must take continuing education courses throughout their career to keep up with the latest advances in pharmacological science.

With most drugs, pharmacists use standard dosages from pharmaceutical companies. However, some pharmacists create customized medications by mixing ingredients themselves, a process known as compounding.

The following are examples of types of pharmacists:

Community pharmacists work in retail stores such as chain drug stores or independently owned pharmacies. They dispense medications to patients and answer any questions that patients may have about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or any health concerns that the patient may have. They also may provide some primary care services such as giving flu shots.

Clinical pharmacists work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. They spend little time dispensing prescriptions. Instead, they are involved in direct patient care. Clinical pharmacists may go on rounds in a hospital with a physician or healthcare team. They recommend medications to give to patients and oversee the dosage and timing of the delivery of those medications. They also may conduct some medical tests and offer advice to patients. For example, pharmacists working in a diabetes clinic may counsel patients on how and when to take medications, suggest healthy food choices, and monitor patients' blood sugar.

Consultant pharmacists advise healthcare facilities or insurance providers on patient medication use or improving pharmacy services. They also may give advice directly to patients, such as helping seniors manage their prescriptions.

Pharmaceutical industry pharmacists work in areas such as marketing, sales, or research and development. They may design or conduct clinical drug trials and help to develop new drugs. They may also help to establish safety regulations and ensure quality control for drugs.

Some pharmacists work as college professors. They may teach pharmacy students or conduct research. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers.

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Pharmacy Intern (Part-Time) Rodi Road Giant Eagle

Type: Internship
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Penn Hills, PA

Pharmacy Intern (Part-Time) Monroeville Giant Eagle

Type: Internship
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Monroeville, PA

School Health Medical Assistant - Hudson Middle School

Type: Part Time
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Pharmacy Tech - Full time ROTATING SHIFTS

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Pharmacy Intern

Type: Internship
Job ObjectivesLearn to provide the best patient experience through assisting the pharmacist and pharmacy team members in accordance with state and federal regulations.Responsible for using pharmacy systems to obtain patient and drug information and process prescriptions.Models and delivers a...
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Bellevue, WA

Pharmacy Intern

Type: Internship
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Overland Park, KS

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Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Pharmacy Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Pharmacy Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Performs duties assigned by a licensed pharmacist or tele-pharmacist. Areas of work are checked routinely for maintenance of quality control. Work is conducted in...
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Pharmacist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
JOB TITLE: PHARMACIST REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, PHARMACY
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On Call Pharmacist - Safeway - Hawaii

Type: Part Time
Are you the Pharmacist who knows your patients by name? Do they ask for you because you build meaningful relationships with them? Do you want to practice in a progressive setting where you can make an impact on patient care and be a part of your community? Then Safeway, a division of Albertsons...
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Intern Pharmacist (LA-11025)

Type: Internship
Under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist dispenses, compounds, procures, stores & distributes pharmacy products. Consults w/ patients & medical personnel regarding medication therapy. Provides pharmaceutical care for hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned. Provides medical...
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Clinical Pharmacist Spclst

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Providence, RI

Certified Pharmacy Tech

Type: Part Time
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pharmacy Intern

Type: Internship
Job ObjectivesLearn to provide the best patient experience through assisting the pharmacist and pharmacy team members in accordance with state and federal regulations.Responsible for using pharmacy systems to obtain patient and drug information and process prescriptions.Models and delivers a...
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Philadelphia, PA

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Pharmacy Intern

Type: Internship
Job ObjectivesLearn to provide the best patient experience through assisting the pharmacist and pharmacy team members in accordance with state and federal regulations.Responsible for using pharmacy systems to obtain patient and drug information and process prescriptions.Models and delivers a...
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Cross Lanes, WV

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Type: Internship
Job ObjectivesLearn to provide the best patient experience through assisting the pharmacist and pharmacy team members in accordance with state and federal regulations.Responsible for using pharmacy systems to obtain patient and drug information and process prescriptions.Models and delivers a...
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Evanston, IL

Intern Pharmacist

Type: Internship
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