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2021 Pharmacists

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Pharmacists Salary

Salary

$128.1K

Growth

-3%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

Pharmacists Career Description

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Also known as:

Clinical Pharmacist, Hospital Pharmacist, Pharmacist, Pharmacist in Charge (PIC), Pharmacist in Charge, Owner (PIC, Owner), Pharmacy Informaticist, Registered Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Hospital

2021 Pharmacists Salary

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $88,400 $112,140 $128,090 $148,660 $162,900
Hourly Wage $42.50 $53.91 $61.58 $71.47 $78.32

2021 Pharmacists Salary

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$88,400
$112,140
$128,090
$148,660
$162,900
Hourly Wage
$42.50
$53.91
$61.58
$71.47
$78.32

Pharmacists Common Job Duties

  • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
  • Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
  • Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
  • Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, or registries of poisons, narcotics, or controlled drugs.
  • Plan, implement, or maintain procedures for mixing, packaging, or labeling pharmaceuticals, according to policy and legal requirements, to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
  • Prepare sterile solutions or infusions for use in surgical procedures, emergency rooms, or patients' homes.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, or evaluate the quality or effectiveness of drugs or drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications or characteristics.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, or evaluate the quality or effectiveness of drugs or drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications or characteristics.
  • Order and purchase pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, or drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly.
  • Order and purchase pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, or drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly.
  • Advise customers on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment, or healthcare supplies.
  • Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists, by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or oversee these activities.
  • Manage pharmacy operations, hiring or supervising staff, performing administrative duties, or buying or selling non-pharmaceutical merchandise.
  • Manage pharmacy operations, hiring or supervising staff, performing administrative duties, or buying or selling non-pharmaceutical merchandise.
  • Provide specialized services to help patients manage conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, or high blood pressure.
  • Offer health promotion or prevention activities, such as training people to use blood pressure devices or diabetes monitors.
  • Teach pharmacy students serving as interns in preparation for their graduation or licensure.
  • Update or troubleshoot pharmacy information databases.
  • Refer patients to other health professionals or agencies when appropriate.
  • Publish educational information for other pharmacists, doctors, or patients.

Pharmacists Activities

  • Verify accuracy of patient information.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Determine protocols for medical procedures.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Order medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Recommend types of assistive devices.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
  • Instruct patients in the use of assistive equipment.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Present medical research reports.

Pharmacists Required Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Common Pharmacists Abilities Required

  • Oral Comprehension - Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Written Comprehension - Reading and understanding what is written.
  • Problem Sensitivity - Noticing when problems happen.
  • Near Vision - Seeing details up close.
  • Oral Expression - Communicating by speaking.
  • Speech Clarity - Speaking clearly.
  • Written Expression - Communicating by writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - Using rules to solve problems.
  • Inductive Reasoning - Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Speech Recognition - Recognizing spoken words.
  • Information Ordering - Ordering or arranging things.
  • Category Flexibility - Grouping things in different ways.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.
  • Selective Attention - Paying attention to something without being distracted.

Common Pharmacists Skills

  • Reading Comprehension - Reading work-related information.
  • Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Instructing - Teaching people how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others.
  • Writing - Writing things for co-workers or customers.
  • Service Orientation - Looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Monitoring - Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.
  • Active Learning - Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.
  • Time Management - Managing your time and the time of other people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Understanding people's reactions.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.
  • Coordination - Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
  • Mathematics - Using math to solve problems.

Pharmacists Interests

  • Conventional - Occupations related to Conventional interests frequently involve following set procedures and routines. They include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Social - Occupations with Social interests frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. Most involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative - Occupations with Investigative interests frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. They often involve research and figuring out problems mentally.

Projected Employment For Pharmacists

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 321,700 311,200 -3% 11,200

Projected Employment For Pharmacists

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
321,700
311,200
-3%
11,200

Pharmacists Education & Experience

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Pharmacists Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences Albany, NY 4 years: 28
More than 4 years: 4
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmacy Albany, NY More than 4 years: 218
American University of Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences Signal Hill, CA 4 years: 0
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Pharmacy Oakwood, VA More than 4 years: 63
Auburn University Pharmaceutics and Drug Design Auburn, AL Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 9
Auburn University Pharmacy Auburn, AL More than 4 years: 145
Belmont University Pharmaceutical Sciences Nashville, TN 4 years: 0
Belmont University Pharmacy Nashville, TN More than 4 years: 67
Binghamton University Pharmacy Vestal, NY More than 4 years: 0
Bunker Hill Community College Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy Boston, MA 2 years: 7

Pharmacists Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Albany, NY
4 years: 28
More than 4 years: 4
Pharmacy
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 218
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Signal Hill, CA
4 years: 0
Pharmacy
Oakwood, VA
More than 4 years: 63
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Auburn, AL
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 9
Pharmacy
Auburn, AL
More than 4 years: 145
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nashville, TN
4 years: 0
Pharmacy
Nashville, TN
More than 4 years: 67
Pharmacy
Vestal, NY
More than 4 years: 0
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy
Boston, MA
2 years: 7

Pharmacists Jobs Near Me .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Admix Pharmacy Tech - Vancouver, WA Compass Oncology Vancouver, Washington 04/12/2021 No
Care Partner (PCA) - Med-Tech Combo - Full-Time 3rd Shift Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, California 04/12/2021 No
Care Partner (PCA) - Med-Tech Combo - Full-Time 3rd Shift Carlton Senior Living Orangevale, California 04/12/2021 No
Care Partner (PCA) - Med-Tech Combo - Part-Time 3rd Shift Carlton Senior Living Orangevale, California 04/12/2021 No
Certified Medication Aide Midwest Health Manhattan, Kansas 04/12/2021 No
Certified Medication Aide Midwest Health Oskaloosa, Iowa 04/12/2021 No
Certified Medication Aide Midwest Health Lawrence, Kansas 04/12/2021 No
Certified Medication Aide Midwest Health Salina, Kansas 04/12/2021 No
Certified Medication Aide Midwest Health Eudora, Kansas 04/12/2021 No
Certified Medication Aide - - 2nd Shift Midwest Health Topeka, Kansas 04/12/2021 No

Pharmacists Jobs Near Me .

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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Compass Oncology
Vancouver, Washington
04/12/2021
No
Carlton Senior Living
Sacramento, California
04/12/2021
No
Carlton Senior Living
Orangevale, California
04/12/2021
No
Carlton Senior Living
Orangevale, California
04/12/2021
No
Midwest Health
Manhattan, Kansas
04/12/2021
No
Midwest Health
Oskaloosa, Iowa
04/12/2021
No
Midwest Health
Lawrence, Kansas
04/12/2021
No
Midwest Health
Salina, Kansas
04/12/2021
No
Midwest Health
Eudora, Kansas
04/12/2021
No
Midwest Health
Topeka, Kansas
04/12/2021
No

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