Pharmacists dispense medications and focus on their safe and effective usage. They are health care professionals who also offer health and wellness screenings and guide patients about the right way to use those medications. A pharmacist must complete university level education to understand the biochemical working of drugs.
In general, people in pharmacist jobs handle responsibilities like:
- Checking patients prescriptions and providing them right medication in prescribed dosage
- Verifying that the given medications won’t interact negatively with any other medication
- Instructing patients on taking mediations safely and warning them about side effects, if any
- Filling prescriptions and completing paperwork at physician’s office to file insurance claims
A pharmacist earns an average of $14.00 per hours. Working long hours helps in getting overtime pay. Pharmacist jobs in mail-order pharmacies and long-term care facilities pay the best wages in the field.