STEM JOB

PHARMACIST

DETAILS OF PHARMACIST

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients.

SALARY

The median annual wage for pharmacists was $116,670 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $89,280, and the top 10 percent earned more than $145,910.

PROJECTED JOB OUTLOOK FOR 2020

Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Several factors are likely to contribute to this increas