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What Pharmacists Do

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles. Pharmacists work in pharmacies, including those in grocery and drug stores. They also work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
How to Become a Pharmacist
Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a 4-year professional degree. They must also be licensed, which requires passing two exams.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for pharmacists was $121,500 in May 2015. Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 3 percent by 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.

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