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Will I Find A Pharmacist Job After Graduation? Category: Pharmacy by - June 19, 2016 | Views: 74975 | Likes: 0 | Comment: 0  

Take a CPR class. Most hospitals require the Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers which needs to be renewed every two years. There are a variety of reputable websites for obtaining your BLS certificate.

Re-assess your criteria for your first job. It’s perfectly fine to apply for any entry-level position at a retail pharmacy, hospital, pharma company, compounding pharmacy, or anything that requires a Pharm.D. 

Work the graveyard shift, pick up the weekend shifts, or opt to be a floater (work at various locations for the same company).

Relocate. In 2015, California was one of the top 5 states with the highest pharmacist salaries with 29,000 employed pharmacists. However, if you look beyond your city limits, you’ll notice that the job market isn’t as saturated. Surprisingly, California had an overall low location quotient of 0.87. The location quotient is the ratio of the concentration of pharmacist jobs in the area to the national average concentration. A low quotient less than one means that compared to the national employment, there are fewer pharmacists employed. A closer look at the statistics revealed that cities with the highest pay are also the ones with the lowest location quotient (or highest demand for pharmacists): Merced, Redding, Modesto, El Centro, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville.


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