Pharmacists are health professionals who, in addition to dispensing prescription medication to patients, also provide information about the drugs that their doctors have ordered for them. They explain doctors’ instructions to patients so that these individuals can use the medications safely and effectively. At UCLA, pharmacists see patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings to help with control of problems, such as high blood pressure, and to optimize patients' medication use at the lowest cost possible.
$147,287.52/year or $70.54/hour
Chapman University, Loma Linda University, UC San Diego, USC
Local: California Pharmacists Association
National: American Pharmacists Association
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