Walgreens has been evolving along with the pharmacy profession for over 120 years, so we know what it takes to stay ahead of current trends and help our patients live well every day. Over the past few years, Walgreens has used its many years of success as an anchor as we continue to expand, to innovate and to put pharmacy at the forefront of our growth.
Advance your career and impact your patients’ health and daily living
Pharmacy practice at Walgreens embraces an unmatched standard of quality care and encourages pharmacists to take on new clinical roles in the community. Through focused efforts to allow greater access to patient care and provide additional services such as immunizations, medication therapy management and health testing, Walgreens pharmacists can look forward to practicing at the highest level at nearly 9,000 locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to retail pharmacy, Walgreens offers opportunities in clinics, specialty pharmacy, infusion pharmacy, and in various corporate settings.
As a Walgreens pharmacist or pharmacy technician, you’ll have numerous opportunities for career growth and a wide range of locations from which to choose. You can work as a community pharmacist in one of our retail locations, as an onsite pharmacist or within a hospital or a business – just to name a few of the possibilities. It’s the chance to hone your skills and advance in a company where our pharmacists are uniquely valued. Click the links below to learn more.
At Walgreens, you will play a personal role within your community by ensuring that your patients receive the medication and care that they need. It’s everything from immunizations and patient consultations to training and mentoring our pharmacy technicians. We have nearly 9,000 community locations nationwide, giving you the opportunity to join the Walgreens family in just about any climate and geographic area you find appealing.
Pharmacy Technician/ Pharm Tech Apprenticeship
Our pharmacy technician positions have undergone an exciting transformation, moving from a transaction-based environment to a much more patient-centric one. As a Walgreens Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician Apprentice, you'll be front and center – interacting with our customers and developing strong patient relationships. Pharmacy is the core of our business, and our pharmacy technicians enjoy all the tools and support – including the latest technology – to grow their careers and reach their goals.
Walgreens is proud to invest in and champion an “earn while you learn” Pharmacy Technician Training Program recognized by ASHP and the Department of Labor. This apprenticeship program gives you an entry point to a career in healthcare by guiding you in taking steps towards becoming a certified pharmacy technician, through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and helping you maintain the high level of skill required in the pharmacy care industry. Through our ASHP Accredited training program, our team member PTCE (PTCB) pass rates are 74%, which is 4% higher than the national average. And our team member ExCPT (NHA) pass rates are 70%, which is 3% higher than the national average. Our program arms you with a nationally recognized, portable credential that will help you advance your career. We invest in training so that we can invest in you and your career here at Walgreens.
Whether you are new to working in pharmacies or are an experienced Pharmacy Technician, this is a great chance for you. Walgreens will train you to use your skills and talents to serve and care for our patients and customers. The courses, learning activities and resources provided to you in our pharmacy technician training program are designed to give you the foundational and advanced knowledge, skills and on-the-job experiences you need to prepare to become a certified pharmacy technician. To learn more about the apprenticeship, click here.
On-site/Work Site Pharmacist
For Walgreens, convenience is more than just building stores where customers need us. We’ve also established on-site pharmacies at both medical sites and work sites. Whether you’re working in a hospital, specialty clinic, medical office building or support center, this is a unique opportunity to excel in a more autonomous environment.
As a Medical Site Pharmacist, you could:
- Consult with medical staff to develop clinical programs
- Provide medication consultation and bedside delivery for patients, including those with complex health conditions
- Arrange home care services for patients who require continued care after discharge
As a Work Site Pharmacist, you could:
- Oversee and implement strategies for promoting generic utilization, formulary efficiency and other clinical programs
- Conduct private patient counseling
- Participate in wellness and health screening programs
The Walgreens Community-Based Residency Program takes the focus on patient care to the next level by providing postgraduate pharmacists the opportunity to enhance their professional skills in advanced clinical pharmacy-based settings.
Click the links below to learn more about our Community Pharmacy Resident Program:
- Belmont University College of Pharmacy - Nashville, TN
- Campbell University - Dunn, NC
- Ferris State University- Grand Rapids, MI
- Florida A&M University- Jacksonville, FL
- Howard University - Washington DC
- MCPHS University - Boston, MA
- MCPHS University - Worcester, MA
- Mercer University - Atlanta, GA
- Midwestern University - Phoenix, AZ
- Nova Southeastern University - Guaynabo,
- Nova Southeastern University - Miami, FL
- Purdue University - Indianapolis, IN
- Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
- Southwestern Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City, OK
- Sullivan University - Louisville, KY
- University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
- University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
- University of Houston - Houston, TX
- University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
- University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Asheville, NC
- University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI
- Walgreens - Jackson, MS
- Walgreens - Kansas City, MO
- Walgreens - Minneapolis, MN
- Walgreens - St. Louis, MO
- Western New England University - Springfield, MA
Our specialty pharmacy division assists those living with chronic illnesses and complicated disease states by helping them access the best quality healthcare available. Here, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinics, organizations and hospitals devoted to treating particular diseases, in order to provide their patients with convenient and comprehensive care. Supported disease states include oncology, neurology, pulmonary, gastroenology, infertility, transplant, dermatology/rheumatology and pulmonology.
Have questions about immigration issues? Wondering about visa classifications or other required documents? Visit our International Pharmacy Resource Center now to learn what steps every foreign national should be aware of when it comes to becoming a licensed pharmacist in the United States.
Pharmacy Operations Manager
You have the skills to be successful as a pharmacy technician. Now expand your experience and help lead the pharmacy team. As a pharmacy operations manager, you’ll partner with the pharmacist on duty and, in addition to performing pharmacy-related tasks, you’ll also manage the people aspect of our pharmacy. From coaching and developing technicians, to ensuring correct shift coverage and managing the talent on your team, you’ll have the opportunity to fine-tune your leadership skills and achieve your career goals. This position is part of our pipeline for store leadership and is a great opportunity to further advance your career within the company.
The Lekeisha Bush story
Inspired by her own path to becoming a pharmacist and the support she received along the way, Lakeshia’s made a commitment to sharing her experiences, giving back and mentoring aspiring pharmacists.
Pharmacy – Micro-Fulfillment Centers
Walgreens Pharmacy Micro Fulfillment Centers are a critical part of our pharmacy operations. We’re using innovative, robotic technology in a central pharmacy environment, to help ease workload on our store pharmacy teams and streamline fulfilment of prescription orders. Our pharmacy micro fulfillment centers free up capacity for our store pharmacists and technicians to do what they do best – provide amazing, personalized patient care. Together we’re making lives healthier and simpler by reaching thousands of patients with life-saving medications each day.
Learn More About Our Specialty Pharmacist Position
One of our specialty pharmacists, Tabitha Mayhew, walks us through a day in her life as a Walgreens pharmacist in Atlanta, GA. Tabitha tells us about what interested her in starting a pharmacy career, what her pharmacy specializes in, how she takes care of our patients every day and more! Check out the video to hear more from Tabitha.
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