What does a Pharmacy Intern do?

Pharmacists are responsible for the preparation and administration of valid and correct pharmaceutical drugs or therapies to customers and patients and other forms of assistance for patients and customers.

Their work is often done at the request of a physician, but customers may also call upon pharmacists to provide their expertise and knowledge to address specific issues, problems, or needs. They are expected to interpret afflictions and symptoms and determine if an immediate over-the-counter treatment can be used or if a referral to a doctor or physician is necessary. They advise patients on the proper use or application of medication and properly communicate the potential dangers or side effects of medicines. They provide services including the administration of vaccines, measuring blood pressure, and providing temperature checks. Pharmacists also track the store’s inventory and ensure labels on the medication are correct. They check medication for flaws, expiration dates, or deterioration and properly dispose of older or defective items. Pharmacists need a doctoral or professional degree and certification or licensing.

Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Pharmacy Intern Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,776 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $61K
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Pharmacy Intern Career Path

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Pharmacy Intern Insights

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CVS HealthCVS Health
Pharmacy Manager
Oct 19, 2021

“Good compensation for pharmacists but terrible for technicians which makes it tough to find and keep good talent”

AllianceRx Walgreens PrimeAllianceRx Walgreens Prime
Jul 17, 2020

“Temp contract only;Did a great job investing in training unfortunately to let good talent go”

Prior Authorization Pharmacist
May 11, 2021

“Access to job aids from home is not allowed which makes it harder to learn the job.”

Pharmacy Manager/Pharmacist
May 10, 2021

“Bonus is not solely based on own performance but tied together with the rest of the store.”

NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Jan 28, 2020

“True embodies the mission of treating all patients to the best of the teams ability.”

CVS HealthCVS Health
Pharmacy Intern
Aug 23, 2021

“Good pay which just increased to 16.50 for all interns with a dollar raise each year.”

Pharmacy Manager
Dec 9, 2019

“Great stock program where you're given a percentage of your yearly salary as a stock bonus annually.”

CVS HealthCVS Health
Feb 15, 2020

“Pay was OK .. but I heard the initial rate is lower than it was 7 years ago”

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