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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). 

National Pharmacy Technician Workforce Study

Final Report of the 2015 National Technician Workforce Study - The final report of the 2015 National Pharmacy Technician Workforce Study, sponsored by the Pharmacy Workforce Center, which examined the distribution of U.S. nationally certified pharmacy technicians (CPhTs) in the United States and describes their modes of training, contributors to satisfaction and stress, and level of employer and professional 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 from the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.  It also examines changes since earlier national assessments of the pharmacist workforce was conducted.

Executive Summary from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2014 -Final executive summary and report of findings from the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.

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 - Provides demographic information regarding licensed pharmacists from the National Pharmacist Workforce Studies (2000, 2004, 2009, and 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 from the 2009 National Pharmacist Workforce Study. It also examines changes since earlier national assessments of the pharmacist workforce was conducted.

Executive Summary from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2009 - Final executive summary and report of findings from the 2009 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.

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 from the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Study. It also examines changes since the 2000 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.  

Executive Summary from the National Pharmacist Workforce Study 2004 -Final executive summary and report of findings from the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.

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

 

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

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

Final Report of the 2000 National Pharmacist Workforce Study - Final report all of the findings from the 2000 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.

Executive Summary from the 2000 National Pharmacist Workforce Study  - Final executive summary and report of findings from the 2000 National Pharmacist Workforce Study.


Additional 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 regarding the demand for pharmacists that is updated quarterly. Data regarding the need for pharmacists are provided by panelists whose organizations are directly involved in hiring pharmacists. The reporting for the Pharmacist Demand Indicator (PDI) began September 2016.

2017 NABP E-profile Aggregate Analysis Report-  A summary of demographic and practice-related information on the United States-licensed pharmacists prepared by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

Health Workforce Planning in OECD Countries  - A 2013 review paper describing 26 projection models of health workforce planning in 18 OECD Countries.

The Pharmacist Workforce: A Study of the Supply and Demand For Pharmacists - In December 2000, HRSA released this 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.

Out of Order, Out of Time: The State of the Nation's Health Workforce - A report undertaken by the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) to focus attention on the critical need for a new, collaborative, coordinated, national health workforce planning initiative. 

ASHP Task Force Report- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Task Force Report on the Changing Demographics of the Pharmacy Workforce.

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

 

Last updated on: 6/16/2017 8:56 AM 

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