• Pharmacists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 132,530
    $90,250 range bar $159,150
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Pharmacists dispense prescription medications and provide information to patients about the drugs and their use. They also advise physicians and other healthcare workers on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications to treat health problems. They may help patients with their overall health through activities such as providing immunizations.

What do they typically do

  • Fill prescriptions to the proper amount based on physicians' instructions
  • Check patients' allergies, medical conditions, and other drugs they are taking to ensure that the newly prescribed medication does not cause adverse reaction
  • Instruct patients on proper use, side effects, and storage of prescribed medicine
  • Administer vaccinations, such as flu shots
  • Advise patients about general health topics, such as exercise and managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem
  • Work with insurance companies to resolve billing issues
  • Supervise the work of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training (interns)
  • Maintain patient and pharmacy records
  • Educate other healthcare workers about proper medication therapies for patients

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Openings 569

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