Medical Pharmacist

Medical Pharmacist Responsibilities, Salary and Career Opportunities

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Overview of Medical Pharmacist Roles

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As a medical pharmacist, you ensure the safe and effective management of medications. You work in collaboration with doctors and nurses to meet pharmacotherapy needs. Along with accurate medicine dispensing, you also instruct patients on medication habits. Additionally, you are responsible for managing stock records of the medical home pharmacy under your control.

Medical Pharmacist Salary and Benefits

Hospital medical pharmacist salaries depend on location, experience, and proficiency. As a beginner, you can expect around $112,000 per annum. As the skill sets grow and expertise is nurtured, you can expect to earn up to $126,750 annually.

Medical pharmacy benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Contributions to 401(k) or other pension plans, often with employer matching.
  • Opportunities for continuing education and attending conferences.
  • Compensation and appraisals are based on meeting specific performance criteria.
  • Basic life insurance and disability protection.
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Job Opportunities for Medical Pharmacists

Medical pharmacists are present in almost every setting, including hospitals, community pharmacies, clinics, mental health centers, rehabilitation centers, and educational institutes. 

The opportunities in this field are vast and demand is high. With the right skill set and expertise, you can excel in this career. Pursuing a Ph.D. in a specialized field can also open doors to research and academic positions.

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Career Growth in Medical and Hospital Pharmacies

The medical pharmacy industry has many untapped opportunities. 


You can specialize in fields such as oncology, pediatrics, or infectious diseases. This often requires certifications, but it is such specialized pharmacists who are usually the high-paid ones.

Management Roles

With experience and skills, you can advance to management positions. This usually involves managing teams, foreseeing budgets, and more.

Academic and Research

Pharmacists with advanced degrees (Ph.D.) often pursue research or academic positions in universities.

Consultancy and Advisory

Senior pharmacists often provide consultancy as their main service. They usually do this to healthcare and pharma companies to improve their management and safety protocols.

Professional Development

Workshops, seminars, and further education can help you keep up with current practices. Eventually, you can also conduct these events for others in the field.

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Why We Recommend Our Retail Clients

Quad Recruitment is partnered with 100s of retail pharmacy organizations across N. America. All of these pharmacies can offer you the following:

1. Competitive Salaries and Benefits: Our partners offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plans.

2. Opportunities for advancement: Pharmacy retail jobs offer many opportunities for advancement, both within the pharmacy and within the company. 

3. Adequately Staffed Pharmacy: We know how important it is to have a great team around you when working in a retail or community pharmacy.

4. Opportunity To Make a Difference: You will play a vital role in the healthcare system and will help to improve patient outcomes.

5. Flexible Work Arrangements: You will have a good balance between work and personal life.

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