*The formal definition of a pharmacist is, a person who is
professionally qualified to prepare and dispense medicinal
*Pharmacist dispense medications, monitor
patients health, and make sure that drugs do not
interact in a harmful way.
*They are drug experts ultimately concerned
about their patients’ health and wellness.
*Get rid of or slow the disease process
*They are committed to public service for
*Pharmacist make about $35,000 which is more
than the average physical therapist, and
approximately $47,440 more than a registered
*Pharmacists usually start with two years of professional study
at a college or university before beginning a Doctor of
Pharmacy program at a college of pharmacy that usually
takes 4 years to finish.
*Some get a master’s degree in business administration or
*They are all required a license to practice pharmacy and a
specific number of hours spent working there.
• The highest-paid in the profession in California are near the
metropolitan areas of El Centro, Napa, and Santa Cruz.
• The annual median wage of a pharmacist working in El
Centro, CA is $163,410, which is about $50,020 more than the
average pay in this profession.
• In Napa, CA it is $140,230, which is $26,840 more than the
average pay in the profession.
• in Santa Cruz, CA it is $140,220, which is $26,830 more than the
average pay in the profession.
*Pharmacists are experts in medicine. In a
pharmacist job, you’ll fill
prescriptions, customize mixed medicines, help
doctors decide which medications to use, keep
patients from taking multiple drugs that
interact badly and educate consumers about
how to use medications safely.
*Pharmacist jobs are found in a variety of settings:
Retail pharmacists work in stores, where they may also
handle business tasks.
*Clinical pharmacists work in hospitals or other types of
healthcare facilities where they help care for patients.
*Consultant pharmacists work for healthcare and
insurance organizations where they try to increase
efficiency and assist clients who use medicine to
manage chronic illness or disease.
*Pharmacy professors work in postsecondary schools to
prepare the next generation for pharmacist careers.
*Pharmacist job opportunities will rise 25 percent from
2010 to 2020. That’s faster than the average for all
* The reason for that growth is that the aging Baby
Boom generation will increasingly need medications at
the same time that many pharmacists will be retiring.
*Pharmacist jobs are not evenly distributed around the
country. States with the highest populations of older
people have the greatest demand for pharmacists.
*About one in five pharmacists works part time and
more than a third are older than 55.
*Ohio State University
*University of Arizona
*University of California – San Francisco
*University of Illinois – Chicago
*University of Iowa
*University of Kentucky
*University of Michigan
*University of North Carolina
*University of Southern California
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