August 11, 2013

Pharmacist Jobs

Pharmacies are an important link in the healthcare industry. It is where people get prescriptions for nearly any medical ailment. There are over 60,000 pharmacies in the US. They are located in drug stores, hospitals, grocery stores, universities, nursing homes, prisons, department stores, and other locations. Have you considered any pharmacist jobs?

All of these pharmacies employ a handful of pharmacists to dispense and distribute drugs to patients and to offer advice and consultation on different medications. It’s the pharmacist’s job to know and understand the pros, cons, doses, routes, and side effects of all of the drugs that they dispense.

Pharmacists get paid big bucks to do what they do. According to the BLS, pharmacists can make over $100,000 per year, while only working 40 hours per week. They are organized by national organizations and may specialize in a specific practice like cardiovascular, oncology, nutrition, or infectious disease.

There is a growing demand for pharmacists. If you want to become one, you will need to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school. After graduation, you must pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam to earn your license. Individual states also have different requirements.

Working as a pharmacist is a very lucrative career. Pharmacists are in demand. Learn more about pharmacists on JobMonkey or start your pharmacist job search on JobMonkeyJobs.


About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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