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How easy is it to find a job as a pharmacist after college?

I am looking at different career options and wondered about finding a job as a pharmacist? #career #pharmacy #pharmacist


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Holly’s Answer

From what I understand pharmacy is not a high in demand field right now however, the board of labor stats.Summarypharmacists image Pharmacists fill prescriptions and instruct customers on the safe use of medications.Quick Facts: Pharmacists
2012 Median Pay $116,670 per year
$56.09 per hour

Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 286,400
Job Outlook, 2012-22 14% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 41,400


What Pharmacists Do
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients.


Work Environment
Pharmacists work in pharmacies, including those in grocery and drug stores. They also work in hospitals and clinics.


How to Become a Pharmacist
Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a 4-year professional degree. They also must be licensed, which requires passing two exams.


Pay
The median annual wage for pharmacists was $116,670 in May 2012.


Job Outlook
Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.


Similar Occupations
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of pharmacists with similar occupations.


More Information, Including Links to O*NET
Learn more about pharmacists by visiting additional resources, this is from the Board of Labor Stats. The growth is average at around 14percent. there are other jobs too, at hospitals, medical facilites, etc. Great money.


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Steven’s Answer

One of the greatest things about being a pharmacist is that there are so many different career paths to take! Retail and hospital pharmacy are the most common and obvious, and those are great choices, but there's more! Insurance companies like Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, etc. hire many pharmacists to help manage pharmacy utilization for the insured members. Pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts and Optum hire hundreds of pharmacists to help with anything from mail order fulfillment to answering member questions about specific therapeutic classes of drugs. More and more, physician groups are employing pharmacists to help the physicians navigate insurance formularies and spend time with patients to answer drug questions.
You can also branch off into areas like pharmaceutical sales, or pharmacy benefit account management.
Good luck!

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Steven’s Answer

One of the greatest things about being a pharmacist is that there are so many different career paths to take! Retail and hospital pharmacy are the most common and obvious, and those are great choices, but there's more! Insurance companies like Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, etc. hire many pharmacists to help manage pharmacy utilization for the insured members. Pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts and Optum hire hundreds of pharmacists to help with anything from mail order fulfillment to answering member questions about specific therapeutic classes of drugs. More and more, physician groups are employing pharmacists to help the physicians navigate insurance formularies and spend time with patients to answer drug questions.
You can also branch off into areas like pharmaceutical sales, or pharmacy benefit account management.
Good luck!

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