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Pharmacy Specialist - Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Veterans Health Administration
Palo Alto, CA, US, 94306
Posted 3 days ago

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requ...

Pharmacy Technician I - Specialty Pharmacy

Navitus
Phoenix, AZ, US, 85002
Posted 3 days ago

Job Summary: Under direction from the Pharmacist-in-Charge and other pharmacist...

Pharmacy Technician / Brookhaven Pharmacy / Full-Time / Day Shift Monday-Friday 8:30Am-5:00Pm Sign-On Bonus

Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA, US, 30301
Posted 4 days ago

Grady Health System offers many career paths. Whether you have many years of exp...

Pharmacy Technologist CMC - Huntsville Central Pharmacy

University Of Texas Medical Branch
Huntsville, TX, US, 77342
Posted 4 days ago

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of u...

Pharmacy Relationship Manager

Healthcare Marketing Group, LLC
Franklin, TN, US, 37064
Posted today

Whether you are working in a Pharmacy looking for additional income, an establis...

Pharmacy Clin Practice Spclst (Drug Information) - Huntsville Central Pharmacy

University Of Texas Medical Branch
Huntsville, TX, US, 77342
Posted 4 days ago

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of u...

Senior Pharmacy Technician - Specialty Hospital Pharmacy

Shields Health Solutions
Columbus, OH, US, 43216
Posted 4 days ago

At Shields, the premier specialty pharmacy accelerator in the country, improving...

Certified Pharmacy Tech - Pharmacy

North Oaks Health System
Hammond, LA, US, 70403
Posted 4 days ago

Status: PRN - As Needed Shift: Day, evening, weekends shifts as needed Exempt:...

Pharmacy Relationship Manager

Healthcare Marketing Group, LLC
Nashville, TN, US,
Posted today

Whether you are working in a Pharmacy looking for additional income, an establis...

Pharmacy Technician

Carenational
Woodland Hills, CA, US, 91367
Posted yesterday

Pharmacy Technician - Managed Care Woodland Hills, CA ***Must be a Pharmacy Tec...

More about pharmacy jobs

Pharmacists are responsible for providing doctor-prescribed drugs for health issues. They work in collaboration with doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the public. To become a pharmacist, one is required to possess a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, a 4-year professional degree. One must also acquire a license by clearing exams like North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPEX), Written and Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam. As of May 2020, the median annual wage for a pharmacist is estimated to be $128,700. There is an assumed decline in employment in the pharmacy industry of up to 2% from 2020 to 2030. However, about 11,300 job profiles will open each year for the decade. 

Different Career Options in Pharmacy Industry

Personnel pursuing a career in pharmacy provide care to customers by dispensing medications prescribed by the doctors. Following is the list of roles and responsibilities present in the pharmacy industry:

  • Pharmacist: The Pharmacist possesses in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical products and their right use. He/she assesses and distributes medications based on prescription and discusses medicinal alternatives with the doctors and other professionals.
  • Chemotherapy Pharmacist: These pharmacists provide chemotherapy medicines required for cancer treatments. They inspect the quality of the drugs and make their opinions known to the oncologists.
  • Long-term Care Pharmacist: The personnel oversees the pharmaceutical services in long-term care facilities. They upgrade patient medication data in the medical database and check and record the results.
  • Clinical Pharmacist: Pharmacists work with physicians and clinical health experts. They assess the patient’s drug administration and suggest alternative medication plans in case of any allergies.
Salaries for Different Job Roles in Pharmacy

Most job profiles in the pharmacy industry require full-time work. The wages vary based on the experience and the setting you work in.

  • The average wage for a pharmacist is $57.50 per hour. An entry-level professional earns about $54 an hour while a mid-career pharmacist can go up to $58 an hour. The hourly income for an experienced pharmacist is estimated to be $60.
  • An average annual income of a clinical pharmacist is $119,400 (approx.). The personnel with experience of less than a year earn an average salary of $107,000 (approximately) annually. The advanced clinical pharmacist can earn up to an average of $125,000 per year approximately.
  • The median salary for a long-term care pharmacist is $53.71 per hour. The less experienced professional can earn approximately up to $52 hourly. The experienced long-term care pharmacist can earn $58 per hour.
Skills and Qualifications Important for Pharmacy Jobs

Consider the level of education required for your preferred profession before pursuing a career in pharmacy. Whatever pharmacy function you choose, this is a vocation that involves high attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of medicinal effects.

Educational Qualifications

If you are pursuing an entry-level profile like a pharmacy clerk, you require a high school diploma. But as you advance on the career path, you should possess Pharm. D degree or a postgraduate professional degree. Besides Pharm. D degree, some pharmacists who run their pharmacy can also opt for a master’s degree in business administration. Besides the degree, one also requires clear exams like NAPEX.

Technical Skills
  • Research Oriented
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Advocacy
  • Computer Literacy
  • Financial Acumen
  • Counseling Skills
Personal Skills
  • Multitasking
  • Communication Skills
  • Accuracy
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Prioritizing
  • Analytical Skills
  • Ethical
  • Empathy
How to Ace Pharmacy Job Interview

To feel confident during the pharmacy interview, careful preparation is required. When preparing for the interview, take time to consider relevant responses that highlight your skills and experience.

  • Display your problem-solving skills and your commitment to your responsibilities by stating situations where you went beyond to ensure that the patient was doing well. Let the hiring that if the situation asks for it, you can go the extra mile.
  • Exhibit your passion for the job by determining the tone of the conversation. Be confident while answering the questions.
  • If you are a beginner, practice mock interviews with your family, friends, or mentors. This will help you tackle the interview nervousness and prepare you in advance for the issues you might face at the actual interview.