Pharmacists are licensed medical professionals who are responsible for the compounding and dispensing of medications to patients holding a prescription from a physician or another medical professional. Pharmacists are experts in the field of available medications, their applications, benefits and risks. They often offer advice and instructions about each prescribed medication and serve as the last safety net for identifying potential negative drug interactions that a customer might experience based upon other medications they are actively using. Pharmacists are typically employed in a retail or hospital setting. Regardless of the setting, their responsibilities are usually very similar.
To become a licensed pharmacist one typically obtains an undergraduate degree in Science. After obtaining a bachelor of science degree those interested in becoming a pharmacist attend a pharmaceutical school for formal training. Most pharmacy schools require candidates to complete the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).See Job ListingsGet Job Alerts
Below is the expected Pharmacist salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.
Pharmacist salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.