Have You Thought of Becoming
Over one-third of pharmacists would select another field if
they had their careers to do over, according to a new survey
by Allied Consulting, a Dallas-based health care staffing firm.
The survey indicates that pharmacists have plenty of job opportunities
to select from today but are not necessarily content with their
choice of a career.
“Job security does not always translate into job satisfaction,” notes
John Hawkins, vice president of Allied Consulting. “Some
pharmacists have reached a point of diminishing returns in
Despite abundant job offers and rising salaries, however,
22 percent of pharmacists surveyed indicated they would not
recommend pharmacy as a career to young people today.
The nature of pharmacy work can be repetitive in some settings,
and patient and peer interaction can be minimal, as can the
prospects of organizational advancement.
When asked to identify their two
top motivations for seeking a new position, more pharmacists
cited “more interesting
work” than any other factor.