Pharmacist

Put some pills into a bottle and slap a label onto it -- this is what most of us think about the workday of the modern-day pharmacist. The truth is much more complicated. With their Pharm.D degrees and licenses, these medical professionals have increasingly more responsibilities in a world that expects them to work faster than ever. Let's go behind the counter.

Pharmacist Salary Comparison

$121K
Pharmacist
$82K
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$67K
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Best Schools

RankSchool
1University of California-San Francisco
2University of North Carolina
3University of Minnesota
4University of Texas

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What separates a great pharmacist from an average one?

"A good pharmacist actively engages their patients. They ensure that their patients understand their health condition, how to utilize their medications, and are active members of their healthcare team."

Vincent A. Hartzell

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Pharmacist Career News & Analysis

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What It's Like Being a Community Pharmacist

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Professor Talk: Teaching at Pharmacy School

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Best Cities for Pharmacists

ValuePenguin reports on the best cities for pharmacists to work and live using annual salary, location quotients, and cost of living... Read More