Clinical Pharmacists

Job Description

Clinical pharmacists practice in health care settings directly with health professionals and patients to ensure that the medications prescribed for patients contribute to the best possible health outcomes. They assess the status of the patient’s health problems and determine whether the prescribed medications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care and consult with the patient’s physicians and other health care providers in selecting the medication therapy that best meets the patient’s needs and contributes effectively to the overall therapy goals. Clinical pharmacists also educate the patient on other important steps to improve or maintain health, such as exercise, diet, and preventive steps like immunization.

Academic Requirements

Becoming a clinical pharmacist requires a doctorate degree (PharmD) and a 1-2 year residency training in a clinical pharmacy setting.

Clinical Pharmacists
$100
Thousand
or Higher
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
8.55%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
Doctoral or professional degree
Education
Required

Schools

Vatterott College – Joplin Branch

809 Illinois Avenue
Joplin, 64801

Vatterott College – Sunset Hills Branch

12970 Maurer Industrial Drive
Sunset Hills, 63127
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