Providing medication expertise

Pharmacists play a key role in providing patients with quality health care services. They work to ensure patients' drug treatment plans are safe, effective, and support their medical care plan.

They review patient prescriptions and drug information for warnings and potential interactions with other treatments to counsel physicians and patients appropriately.

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$53.62 - $67.15 per hour

Other benefits


Pharmacy degree


  • Oversee the preparation and distribution of prescription medication and other controlled substances and equipment
  • Review patient prescriptions and drug information for warnings and potential interactions with other medications or treatments
  • Provide medication information and counselling to patients and their families, caregivers and other health care professionals

Make a Difference

  • Ensure the safety and effectiveness of patients’ drug treatment plans
  • Provide education to healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Prevent interactions with other medications or treatments
  • Advise patients and families on safe storage or disposal of medications
  • Monitor the effects and outcomes of drug therapies

Work Collaboratively

  • Work as part of an interprofessional team including doctors, nurses, dieticians, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy assistants
  • Work in various settings, including hospitals, community health offices, cancer care centres, ambulatory clinics and home care

Grow Your Career

  • Medical or medical-adjacent specialties, such as, patent law or corporate legal representation
  • Teaching/ training other health professionals
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Pharmacy supervisor or manager
  • Healthcare leadership and management
  • Health system administration

Additional Information

To learn more about a career as a pharmacist in our province visit Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS).