Pharmacist occupation data within the PDR is categorized as Pharmacist/Pharmacy Director and is defined by pharmacist-specialized occupation, which includes clinical pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, pharmacy director, retail pharmacist, and other pharmacist occupations* (including the compounding pharmacist, informatics pharmacist, infusion pharmacist, long-term care pharmacist, nuclear pharmacist and oncology pharmacist). Information is also provided for the Pharmacy Technician occupation.
Each of the pharmacist occupations and the pharmacy technician occupation will have the following information presented in the PDR, as reported for each quarter of the previous calendar year and each quarter of the current calendar year:
- The number of job postings by United States region
- The number of job postings by state
- The number of job postings for the Top 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for the occupation
The job Postings Quotient provided for each state helps compare demand for new pharmacist positions relative to the number of currently licensed pharmacists in that state. For example, Maine and Texas had a total of 52 and 971 open pharmacist positions, respectively, in 2019. However, their Postings Quotient is similar (22.77 and 20.73) because Maine’s licensed pharmacist population was 2,284 (as of October 2019) and in Texas it was 26,835. The Postings Quotient is generated by dividing the number of total job postings by the number of licensed pharmacists or pharmacy technicians reported for each state and multiplying by 1,000.
To learn more, read the full Pharmacy Demand Report. The next Pharmacy Demand Report will be available October 2020 and will include information for the first three quarters of 2020.
The Pharmacy Workforce Center (PWC), formerly known as the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation comprised of major national pharmacy professional and trade organizations. Its mission is to serve the public and the pharmacy profession by developing data regarding the size and demography of the pharmacy workforce and conducting and supporting research in related areas.
*This is a PWC-generated category as the pharmacist job postings included were reported were very low numbers.