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Pharmacy Workforce Center 

The Pharmacy Workforce Center (PWC), formerly known as the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to serve the pharmacy profession and the public by actively researching, analyzing, and monitoring the size, demography and activities of the pharmacy workforce.   

The PWC Board of Directors is comprised of the following organizations:  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). 

The PWC Observer organizations include the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). 

Technician Workforce Study

Final Report of the 2016 National Technician Workforce Study - Study examined the distribution of U.S. certified pharmacy technicians (CPhTs) in the United States by:

  • Describing the characteristics of CPhTs
  • Determining primary methods of training
  • Determining the level of satisfaction
  • Identifying CPhTs ensuring career moves
  • Identifying groups of persons/sources contributing most to CPhTs level of job satisfaction
  • Identifying sources of stress for CPhTs
  • Identifying levels of employer and profession commitment

National Pharmacist Workforce Studies 

Webinar Series

The Pharmacy Workforce Center hosted two webinars regarding the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Study on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 and Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  These webinars were recorded and are available below: 

  • Webinar 1: National Pharmacist Workforce Surveys: Demographics, Work Activities and Contributions to the Workforce
  • Webinar 2: National Pharmacist Workforce Surveys: Work Environment and Quality of Work Life

National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2014 - Sponsored by the Pharmacy Workforce Center (formerly the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc.)

Final Report of the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2014 - Provides an update on the demographic and work characteristics of the pharmacist workforce in the U.S. during 2014. It also examines changes since earlier national assessments of the pharmacist workforce was conducted.

Executive Summary from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2014

Charts from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2014 - Specific data and charts taken from the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.

Demographic Information of Licensed Pharmacists as Percentages, 2000–2014

 

National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2009 - Sponsored by the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc.

Final Report of the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2009 - Provides an update on the demographic and work characteristics of the pharmacist workforce in the U.S. during 2009. It also examines changes since earlier national assessments of the pharmacist workforce was conducted.

Executive Summary from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2009

Charts from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2009- Specific data and charts taken from the 2009 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.

 

National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2004 - Sponsored by the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc.

Final Report of the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2004- Provides an update on the demographic and work characteristics of the pharmacist workforce in the U.S. during 2004. It also examines changes since the 2000 national assessment of the pharmacist workforce was conducted.

Executive Summary from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2004

Charts from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2004- Specific data and charts taken from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study.

National Pharmacist Workforce Survey Articles- Provides a link to four articles published in the May/June 2006, Vol. 46, No. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) based on the data from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2004.


National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2000 - Sponsored by the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc.

Executive Summary from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2000 - Final executive summary and report of findings from the National Pharmacist Workforce Survey (due to file size, the sections of the report are listed below)

Table of Contents from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2000 - A guide to the sections of the National Pharmacist Workforce Survey 2000.

Tables and Figures for Executive Summary 2000 - Figures pertaining to the content and findings mentioned in the executive summary of the National Pharmacist Workforce Survey 2000

Section 1 - Pharmacists Work Status and Demographics: All Licensed Pharmacists

Section 2 - Pharmacists Work Status and Demographics: Licensed (Non-retired) Pharmacists

Section 3 - Pharmacists Work Status and Demographics: Active Pharmacists

Section 4- Pharmacists Work Patterns: Practice Setting and Position Type

Section 5 - Pharmacists Work Status and Demographics: Active Pharmacists - Mean Age

Section 6 - Active Pharmacists Work Patterns: Years of experience: Practice, Employer, Position

Section 7 - Hours Worked per Week and Weeks Worked per Year: Active (full-time and part-time) Pharmacists

Section 8 - Mean Full-Time Equivalent in Primary Jobs: Active (full and part-time) Pharmacists

Section 9 - Active Pharmacists Work Patterns: Second Jobs, Percent with Second Jobs 

Section 10 - Active Pharmacists Work Patterns: Practice Setting of Second Job

Section 11 - Hours Worked per Week and Weeks Worked per Year at Second Jobs: Active (full-time and part-time) Pharmacists

Section 12 - Work Patterns of Pharmacists: 1995-2000

Section 13 - Work Patterns of Pharmacists: 1995 and 2000, Gender Differences

Section 14 - Work Setting Transitions for Pharmacists: 1995 to 2000

Section 15 - Work Setting Transitions for Pharmacists: 1995 to 2000, Gender Differences


Pharmacy Workforce Resources

Pharmacist Demand Indicator (Formerly Aggregate Demand Index)- Sponsored by the Pharmacy Workforce Center (formerly the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc.) - A national survey about the pharmacist shortage that is updated quarterly. Data about the shortage are provided by panelists whose organizations are directly involved in hiring pharmacists. The Pharmacist Demand Indicator (PDI) will begin September 2016 (reporting to be available November 2016).

Health Workforce Planning in OECD Countries  - Health Workforce Planning in OECD Countries:  A Review of 26 Projection Models from 18 Countries.

Pharmacy Workforce Data Resources - Cumulative list of resources for pharmacist workforce data.

The Pharmacist Workforce: A Study of the Supply and Demand For Pharmacists - BHPr National Center for Health Workforce Analysis - In December 2000, HRSA released the National Center for Health Workforce Information and Analysis study in response to Congress’s 1999 request to the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a study to determine whether and to what extent there was a shortage of licensed pharmacists and to seek comments regarding such a shortage.

AAHC Out of Order, Out of Time

ASHP Task Force Report- ASHP Task Force Report on the Changing Demographics of the Pharmacy Workforce.

Professionally Determined Need for Pharmacy Services in 2020- Sponsored by the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc. - Final report from a Fall 2001 conference of the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc., attended by 24 individuals from community, hospital, and managed-care sectors of pharmacy practice; colleges and schools of pharmacy; industry; and government.

Meeting Needs of Patients- PowerPoint presentation based on the implications of the "Professionally Determined Need for Pharmacy Services in 2020" conference findings.

2014 NABP E-Profile Aggregate Data Report - Prepared by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) – A summary of demographic and practice-related information on the United States-licensed pharmacists.

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