• Pharmacists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 129,070
    $83,250 range bar $163,240
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Pharmacists dispense prescription medicines and provide customers with information about using prescriptions safely. They also may give advice on leading a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, and provide immunizations.

What do they typically do

  • Give flu shots and, in most states, other vaccinations
  • Fill prescriptions, checking physician's instructions about the proper amounts of medication to give to patients
  • Keep records and do other administrative tasks
  • Advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and managing stress
  • Oversee work of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training (interns)
  • Teach patients how and when to take a prescribed medicine and inform them about potential side effects
  • Complete insurance forms and work with insurance companies to make sure that patients get the medicines they need
  • Check whether prescription will interact negatively with patients' medical conditions or with other drugs that they take

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.1%
Job Opening 462

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