: Pharmacists measure and sell medication to people who are sick when a doctor says they need it. They must know about the correct use, makeup, and effects of drugs. They tell patients about medicines, including reactions and possible side effects, and answer questions. Those in hospitals and clinics advise doctors and nurses on drugs and their effects. Most pharmacists spend much of the workday on their feet. They may wear gloves and safety masks when working with drugs. Many work nights and weekends.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/